“The writer can…

I’ve been thinking about this quote from Flannery O’Connor quite a bit lately. I am thoroughly amazed Reverend Kevin Hillar sprung to life off the page and ran amok in my novel. I did not chose for him to live, but I am certainly glad he decided to come into being on my pages. Thanks to the creative muse.


“The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live.”

— Flannery O’Connor

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Flannery O’Connor says – essentially – ‘let go and let God’ in regards to your finished novel. She says that to worry over your book is to try to take control of it from God. God is going to do whatever He wants to do with your work no matter what you think of it or how much you worry over it.

Hard lesson to learn.

A novel is like your child – you want to see it get up and do something!