Proofreading and sunburn

Proofs don’t shock me any longer, yet there’s still a strange moment with every book when I move from the position of writer to the position of reader, and I suddenly see my words with the eyes of the cold public. It gives me a terrible sense of exposure, as if I’d gotten sunburned.

Eudora Welty, Author, born April 13, 1909–July 23, 2001

Source: “Eudora Welty, The Art of Fiction No. 47” interviewed by Linda Kuehl

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