A Bit o’ Wendig Wisdom

Your excuses are not interesting. Your fear is not valuable. Your doubt is killing you. Hold your nose and dive the fuck in.

– Chuck Wendig

I came across this quote on twitter, and retweeted it like a good tweep, but twitter is a fleeting moment, a moving stream. Twitter is impermanence. There’s a good chance this will be at the top of my blog for a week or more, and I can do fun things like tag it, and give it a category.

Not only that, but it gives me a chance to ask you a question, mostly-empty-echo-chamber. What motivates you? What’s the best quote about creativity that you’ve heard? Sound off in the comments.


2 thoughts on “A Bit o’ Wendig Wisdom

  1. My personal favorite, that echoes in my head all the time, is one by Stephen King. The man is just a freaking genius:

    “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dated, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”

    -getting up, getting over, and getting well… Getting happy.

    I have SO many personal demons that I battle. Lots of scars. The stories that I’m writing are actually stories that I would tell myself to escape reality back in the day. So, when I write, that’s entirely what it is about for me. I write to get back up when I get knocked down. I write to get over the treacherous terrain life drags me through. I write to get better. I write to get happy! And when all is said and done, even if people told me that I was HORRIBLE at writing and that my stories are absolute crap, I wouldn’t be able to stop. Because it’s not about that. It’s about getting up, getting over, and getting well. It’s about getting happy. And hopefully, if anyone does happen across anything I do, they’ll find the same power and joy in my writing that I did, and join me in my journey of getting happy. Even if it’s just one person. Because *that’s* what it’s about! At least to me. And that’s what keeps me going!

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    1. That’s wonderful, both the quote and your feelings about it.

      I do love everything I’ve read about writing from Stephen King, though it’s not been as much as I should.

      I also feel like many writers (at least, myself and most people I talk with about it) have their demons that they struggle with, and writing is part of the way they deal with it (with varying degrees of success), but I’ve not seen it put into words like that.

      Thanks so much for sharing!

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