Friday, October 2, 2015


“I believe the main thing in beginning a novel is to feel, not that you can write it, but that it exists on the far side of a gulf, which words can't cross: that it's to be pulled through only in a breathless anguish. Now when I sit down to write an article, I have a net of words which will come down on the idea certainly in an hour or so. But a novel . . . to be good should seem, before one writes it, something unwriteable; but only visible; so that for 9 months one lives in despair, and only when one has forgotten what one meant does the book seem tolerable.” --Virginia Woolf

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