i will write with words of fire

Posted: June 17, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Sometimes life is hard. Things go wrong. In life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do: make good art. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Someone on the internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before? Make good art. Do what only you can do best: make good art.

– Neil Gaiman

 

This quote has been going around the internet for the last few weeks, and it’s something that I really should take to heart.

In a lot of ways, this last year has been one of the hardest years of my life. I’ve felt isolated and angry for much of the time, and a lot of the times I wanted fall off the world and disappear. The few times when I’ve felt truly happy have been when I’m writing.

So I’m going to write more. And I’m going to work at becoming the best writer I can be.

will finish a novel. I will get “Cassandra” published. I will constantly strive to be better than the day I was before, and I will write.

And write.

And write.

~ Ian

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Comments
  1. John says:

    “I will finish a novel. I will get “Cassandra” published. I will constantly strive to be better than the day I was before, and I will write.

    And write.

    And write.”

    Not likely if you waste time telling people about it instead of just getting to work…

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