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].