“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”
E.E. Cummings once asked “why Eliot couldn’t write his own lines instead of borrowing from dead poets,” when it came to ‘The Wasteland’. Right now I am in the middle of writing a time travel story and it hard not to delve into any classics to explain the ability for a machine to transport someone into the past. Do I go flat out and just steal someone else’s explanation? Or do I sit down and do the research? As I type these sentences it is too clear too me. I just can’t steal someone else’s idea, writing is all about creating something unique to myself. Whether it be story style or choice I must work hard to differentiate myself in a way that gets people to read. I know this all may seem weird under the Gandhi quote, but I am typing this several days after in an attempt to catch up on the writings that should have been done.
Keeping up with this blog has been no mean feat, but it has had it’s rewards. Jim Lee the fantastic DC Co-publisher said in on Fatman on Batman that every morning he would get up and pretend to have the job already. He would wake up get dressed and then would draw for eight hours a day, fine-tuning his ability. While it may be hard to accomplish that much with writing I like the idea of waking up everyday and just continually working. Refining your ability to a sharp point. I am hoping moving out with Angus will give me the freedom to be able to do this. I think initially we will drive each others practice and then breakdown the work we have done. I haven’t looked forward to something this badly in a long time.