Someday, The Fiction Writer…
If people are interested in something, shouldn’t they try to do it? Like me, I’m interesting in writing screenplays and novels… shouldn’t I at least try to get published if I can? Or should I just give up and roll over?
Well, I’m not one to give up that easily. I’ve learned from personal experience that if you give up, your subconscious swallows you whole, and you wallow in yourself. Being into yourself that deep can be dangerous, and you wind up depressed on the couch eating melted ice cream out of the container. Worse, you wind up doing nothing at all, stuck in a dead-end job that you never wanted in the first place.
I will not go gentle into that good night. I promised myself that a long time ago. I told myself that I would never wallow again, and I told myself that I would do my damndest to do what I had to, so I could live my dream of being a writer.
This was my solemn to myself, and I am trying my hardest to make my work as perfect as it can be before I send it out into the world. The little engine said it first, “I think I can! I think I can!” And I will. I know I will.
At least, I’m going to try. And there is nothing wrong with trying. Well, not the last time I check, anyway.
Hopefully one day,
The Fiction Writer