Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Construction Zone

The house we're trying to sell, as it once appeared under construction.
The view is of Betty and Boo's rooms.
September 3, 2007

This is why I'm writing the particular novel that I'm writing.

“Writing stories is one of the most assertive things a person can do. Fiction is an act of willfulness, a deliberate effort to reconceive, to rearrange, to reconstitute nothing short of reality itself. Even among the most reluctant and doubtful of writers, this willfulness must emerge. Being a writer means taking the leap from listening to saying, “Listen to me.”

—Jhumpa Lahiri, “Trading Stories"


All images copyright 2007-2011, Melissa, The Betty and Boo Chronicles

1 comment:

Melody said...

I love the quote, thanks for posting it.