A Quote of Which Wraps Me in Words|Writing About Writing

As I’m sitting here, reading what was supposed to be read last week, I’ve come across an amazing quote that I feel represents me very well.

“[L]et’s not forget the dogs, the dogs in their pen who will surely hurtle and snarl their way out if you ever stop writing, because writing is, for some of us, the latch that keeps the door of the pen closed, keeps those crazy ravenous dogs contained.”

Anne Lamott, Shitty First Drafts

I very much understand where Lamott is coming from and this quote really just hit me in the face like a brick wall. I could never really quite put it into words what it was like, but Lamott did a really good job.

I found this quote in Downs and Wardle’s book Writing About Writing, and even though it is not usually like the books that I post about on here, I would really recromend reading it, it’s pretty good and has a lot of different perspective. Lamott’s Shitty First Drafts can be found on page 527.