Worry

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!

 

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“When a book…”

“When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God’s business.”

– Flannery O’Connor