Wow, so many good quotes. I especially like this one:
"A promiscuous imagination like this is dangerous for writers. As an editor, I can see that clearly. I know that the next brilliant brainstorm is never going to be the one that will just write itself, any more than the last one did
"Ideas, in a sense, are overrated. Of course, you need good ones, but at this point in our supersaturated culture, precious few are so novel that nobody else has ever thought of them before. Itís really about where you take the idea, and how committed you are to solving the endless problems that come up in the execution
I so needed to hear that! That makes me feel so much better about how really, truly awful my book is sometimes. Makes me feel like it's not necessarily a permanent state of being; I can
make it NOT really, truly awful. I can even make it GOOD.
Thanks for sharing, Betsy!