Wednesday, February 1, 2012

On Writing

So often I come across quotes from writers and I think "Yeah! You totally get me!" Too bad most of them are already dead and we can't have a good long sit-down. Today's quote:

I have often thought that the best mode of life for me would be to sit in the innermost room of a spacious locked cellar with my writing things and a lamp. Food would be brought and always put down far away from my room, outside the cellar's outermost door. The walk to my food, in my dressing gown, through the vaulted cellars, would be my only exercise. I would then return to my table, eat slowly and with deliberation, then start writing again at once. And how I would write! From what depths I would drag it up! - Franz Kafka

In other words: Leave me alone, bring me food. I'm fine.

5 comments:

L.H. Thomson said...

I'm actually kind of afraid of getting to this stage. I already write for about three or four hours a day, and can see it.

Do you ever fall asleep while writing, Mindy? I did that last night, in front of the computer. Cricked the hell outta my neck.

Mindy McGinnis said...

I haven't fallen asleep while writing... yet. I've definitely had zone out moments that came close.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Yes!! I could totally to that. Write all day and be by myself and talk to myself and only annoy myself. Kafka is right. Oh, the things we could drag up if only left alone. But by butt would get sore.

A.M.Supinger said...

This is how I picture my
"writing cave". Sadly, my actual cave is my couch, and I have to scrounge my food like every other inept cook :(

Mindy McGinnis said...

Yvonne - my butt would get BIG!

AM - yeah, if there was someone to actually bring me food, it could get real bad, real quick.