I hope I don’t offend any animal lovers with this recent post from The Barn Door about my early days as a farmer. Just keeping it real. Click to read the whole post to get my drift.
I wish all humans and all animals could live together without fighting and strife and, you know, eating each other. Until that happens, though, I admit that I’m glad the sirloin and ground chuck and ribs I pick up at the supermarket are strangers to me now. And while my mother might think it was heartless to butcher and baste Big Brown, he does have a fond place in my memories.
via The Barn Door: I Miss Cows.
It’s been a while since I posted any writing quotes, which is reflective of how I’ve been procrastinating on finishing A Bull by the Horns, too. So I thought these quotes seem particularly appropriate today:
Nine out of ten writers, I am sure, could write more. I think they should and, if they did, they would find their work improving even beyond their own, their agent’s, and their editor’s highest hopes.
English crime and science fiction writer
With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and a definite hardening of the paragraphs.
American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright
I went for years without finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.
American author and teacher