Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Until Mentality

Unfortunately, in so many areas of my life, I have the 'Until Mentality'. I'll exercise until I lose weight, I'll teach until I have enough money, I'll keep going until I get tired. When it comes to writing, however, I lose the untils. I'll write until... publication or not, I don't see a time when I won't write. A few years ago I promised myself I would try this out for five years and see what happened but the thing is, whether I succeed or fail (in publication terms) there is nothing else I would want to do - or am really able to do - apart from write and act. So, when it comes to writing, I can say to myself 'I'm a writer' and banish the 'Until' that usually comes after.


Valpot said...

Yes, you are a writer! And a pretty good one at that!!Also an artist and actor, among many other things.

Publication will come - it's just a matter of time; "If you write, publication will come" - or words to that effect. With great success to follow!

Inkpot said...

Thanks Valpot. I think you meant 'If you write it, they will publish' :)