Any Kind Of Creative Activity Is Likely To Be Stressful

Any kind of creative activity is likely to be stressful. The more anxiety, the more you feel that you are headed in the right direction. Easiness, relaxation, comfort – these are not conditions that usually accompany serious work.

A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 25 QUOTES BY JOYCE CAROL OATES (Of 453) | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/11022-Joyce_Carol_Oates [Accessed 16 June 2020].

When I Complete A Novel I Set It Aside

When I complete a novel I set it aside, and begin work on short stories, and eventually another long work. When I complete that novel I return to the earlier novel and rewrite much of it. In the meantime the second novel lies in a desk drawer.

A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 25 QUOTES BY JOYCE CAROL OATES (Of 453) | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/11022-Joyce_Carol_Oates [Accessed 16 June 2020].