February 28, 2012

To Be Universal

One of the tenets for writing is to read, read, read, and so I have been doing just that these last couple of weeks (to the detriment of my studies).  And I thought I'd share this particular passage with you...

"I hope you'll come soon; I am longing for some one to talk to.  Mrs. Semple, to tell you the truth, gets sort of monotonous.  She never lets ideas interrupt the easy flow of her converation.  It's a funny thing about the people here.  Their world is just this single hilltop.  They are not a bit universal, if you know what I mean."
Daddy-Long-Legs, Jean Webster

Truly love this book, it's so fresh and bubbly and fun!  A definite recommend for those who like light-hearted romantic stories.

February 1, 2012

Quarterlife Crisis

These days, I find myself wondering what the heck I'm doing, following Camus' "m├ętro-boulot-dodo" pattern to a T.  It's not that it's a bad life, it's just I find it so... uninspiring.  Isn't there some kind of energy boost I could take for my writing career?  

Pondering this heavy question these days, I have.  But then this dropped into my virtual inbox this morning:

"Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing." 
~Benjamin Franklin

Seriously, subliminal message much?  Now to figure out how to tackle this Presidential injunction...

En guarde!