I love this quote:
“You start by writing to live. You end by writing so as not to die.”
I agree with the ending. In my case, I need to write, as I need to breathe. If I don’t write something daily, it’s not fun to be around me. Creativity through the expression of words has become life giving to me.
My family knows when I haven’t written for a few days, I get cranky. They begin to beg The Muse to appear. They ask questions about the protagonists trying to coax The Muse into action.
I guess if you look at it another way, the beginning could also mean the same thing.
Writing is now in my blood. I never thought I would want to be an author/writer. I always thought only a selective few could ever reach the dream of being published. I just wasn’t one of those special few, and I wasn’t going to let it be a dream I would never achieve.
I’ve found out, you can’t really smother a dream. One way or another it will find its way to get out. Luckily, for me, anybody who really puts in the hard work can be published now.
Carlos Fuentes passed on May 15, 2012 -Five months ago today.
He published more than sixty works. Which have been translated into 24 languages.
If you haven’t read any of his works, Please be aware he does use language that some may find offensive. (Most will find him offensive!)
Where I don’t agree with his use of language, I do respect him as an author. He took many risks to write what he wrote, and that fact alone is a great accomplishment.
If you write, does that quote touch you?