Here’s a quote I like, from Charles Bukowski–a writer who said that writers are “desperate people”:
“Somebody…asked me: ‘What do you do? How do you write, create?’ You don’t, I told them. You don’t try. That’s very important: ‘not’ to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It’s like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out, slap out and kill it. Or if you like its looks you make a pet out of it.”
I just love that. It’s true–if you aren’t inspired, writing means nothing. Nothing more than clicks on a keyboard…
Happy weekend, fellow writers. Hope you like the looks of your writing this week!