Because, see, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

30 Aug

Don’t get it right, get it written!
Put one word after another!
Munch that Elephant!

— Writing advice from novelist Julie Smith to participants in NaNoWriMo 2002

We’re moving about 40 miles north in a little less than two weeks, which means it’s Clean Out the Filing Cabinet Time. Yay!

So expect even more quotes in this already quote-heavy blog, as I review a page or a handful of pages currently in my filing cabinet and distill the contents into the one or two really important things to remember. And then I’ll post them here for later reference, and recycle the paper.

The ciiiiircle of liiiiife…

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2 Responses to “Because, see, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

  1. zia September 1, 2005 at 1:12 pm #

    Munch that elephant?!? WTF? Frankly, it’s hard to take someone who put forth that unfortunate phrase seriously.

  2. Wade Rockett September 1, 2005 at 1:37 pm #

    I considered leaving “Munch that elephant” off, but my compulsiveness won out. Only post two items from a three-item list? impossible! It completely violates the integrity of her advice!

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