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.