The thing about the internet is that it shows me how boring and safe my life really is. Of course, I’ve worked hard to make it this way since childhood has enough craziness for anybody. One last quote from the great and fun novel I finished reading this evening–The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers.
“Now that I come to write the story down I’m even more frightened than I was in that jar. I just don’t understand it. I was supposed to experience something so as to able to write about it, but now…”
“Writers are there to write, not experience things. If you want to experience things, become a pirate or a Bookhunter. If you want to write, write. If you can’t find the makings of a story inside yourself, you won’t find them anywhere.”
So now I don’t need to feel inadequate for the lack of drama in my exterior life because I’ve got plenty of stories within. How about you?