R. J. Nello

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ-born, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§-based, novelist.πŸ“– Writing, travel, culture and more. Always holding "auditions" – so be careful or you may end up a character in β€œ1797”…and perhaps an evil one.🎭 (And why do I suspect some of you might like that latter in particular?)πŸ˜‚

Into Conclusion Seclusion

January 30, 2017
R. J. Nello

Odd to see this pop up on VOA News’s Instagram. But the Voice of America’s feed is far from just news. Generally, yes, this – which many a writer now quotes – hits the mark:

Isn’t it “Toni,” not “Tony”? In any case, whenever I see that Toni Morrison quote I find myself thinking it’s also really only “the half” of it.

For you writing the unwritten book you want to read is not quite enough. You should write that book when you believe there are others out there who will also enjoy reading it. You are actually not the reader who matters most: the one who matters the most is every other person who reads it.

For my own current effort, I had aimed to finish the full draft by the end of January 31. I am nearly there. I may make that target.

So I am locking myself away – meaning I won’t be messing around on social media – to see if I can reach that goal.

Have a good day, wherever you are in the world. πŸ™‚

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