“Sometimes when I think how good my book can be….”

“Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.” ~ Truman Capote

Truman Capote was writing about his work-in-progress In Cold Blood. Capote worked on In Cold Blood for four years. In Cold Blood, a true crime novel, was published in 1966 to critical acclaim along with some controversy.

Capote received significant help from Harper Lee, a fine writer and author of the iconic To Kill a Mockingbird (1960). Lee won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel.

[Source for quotation: BrainyQuote.com, accessed December 2012. Information and dates from Wikipedia, accessed December 17, 2012.]

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to “Sometimes when I think how good my book can be….”

  1. Sometimes when I think about how good YOUR book is going to be, I can hardly breathe!

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