Quote of the Week

 

Time was not on my side yesterday.  I picked up an extra shift, and then came home exhausted.  I could not keep my eyes open.  I didn’t read, I didn’t write, I didn’t walk my dogs.  It’s those kind of days that make me think, “I just wasted what I was given”, and I have done enough of that already.

Moving forward, I’m trying to do things differently.  I’ve set myself up with new goals and a new schedule that were designed to help me accomplish more, and so far, I’ve been pretty good.  Yesterday was a random exception, or so I’m calling it.  I’ve finished reading my first book of the year (YAY!) and I’m about a third of the way through writing the sci-fi/space pilot script (another YAY!).

One of my other goals is to stop playing it safe.  I was driving around the other day thinking about my life and my writing and the predominate thought was, “I don’t want my work to never leave the hard drive”.  I want to leave my mark, and in order to do that I have to leave my writing comfort zone.  I have to take bigger risks in my storytelling.  That’s what will make it worth it.  That’s one of the reasons I tried my hand at that mature content in my Dragon Age fanfic.  Escape from the ordinary, I guess.  *Side note, Stephen King’s On Writing has been inspirational.  If you haven’t read it yet, put it on your list.  I highly recommend it.

And so I put forth the following quote:

“We all die.  The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Be brave, my friends!  Happy Writing!

Also, I was thinking of the passing of David Bowie quite a bit, and this quote feels quite apropos.  RIP.

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2 thoughts on “Quote of the Week

    • Thank you so much! I won the book a couple of years ago at an event with my writer’s group and kept it by my bedside for a really long time without ever picking it up. It’s part memoir, part guide, and it’s an easy read. It’s been out for some time now, so you should be able to find a copy at the library, I would think. Thank you for the follow as well! Best wishes to you!

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