if we want to read the thing, maybe we should write it ourselves9:07 AM
Is it a certain day today? Should I be posting about a certain theme today? Well. I kinda am. In a way. A very vague way. and yes, i know i missed posting last saturday. sue me. #life
It's Valentine's Day. So...I could post about love. I could post about romantic tropes. I could talk about my favorite romantic tropes (hint: I really like that one where they have to pretend to be dating and awkwardness ensues) or I could talk about, y'know, anything to do with romantic love, or the ~OTPS~, or whatever.
But I'm not going to do that.
I'm going to talk about a different kind of love.
|purely because i love it and it made me laugh while i was looking for something else.|
All hail the wisdom.
That isn't entirely what I'm ranting about today, but it's definitely part of it. Someone has to start the trends. Someone has to write the things we want to read. And if it's not us...who is it?
Write the things you want to read.
Typical writer advice, I know. I feel like I've seen it a lot. But as someone who worries a lot, unreasonably, about writing something that's going to "sell", that people are going to like and want to pick up, I need to hammer it into my thick skull about twenty times a day if I want it to make any sense at all. And I need to remember that if I want something new, if I want something a specific way, talking about a specific thing...why not create it myself?
Someone has to start writing the genre you want to see more of.
Someone has to tackle that topic you feel strongly about.
Someone has to be the first one to step into the ring and put the thing out there, or no one is going to see it. There's a first for most things and if we don't go for it...how do we know someone else will? (I mean, guys. Someone had to be the first person to write Hamilton. Lin Manuel Miranda had to be the first to do what he did.)
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Maybe we need less dreamers and more people who are willing to be doers. (And I say that to me, too.)
Maybe we need to step up. Maybe we need to stop dreaming about things, or, at the very least, take those dreams and go somewhere with them. Maybe we need to start working toward things -- to be the person who steps up, takes those things they're dreaming about, and makes them happen.
Maybe. I don't know, man.
Maybe we need to shut up about being creative dreamers and get to work and step out of the way of our own heads and let the truth do the talking for us. (What does that mean? I do not fully know. Sue me.)
We should probably just go for it.
Note to self: if you want to read, or watch, or listen to the thing, make the thing. You have that power.
It's in you for a reason.
Make it happen.
Shut up and do the thing.
(I love you guys. I'm just tired of -- especially with myself, always with myself -- wishing for things and dreaming about things and then not doing them and then being sad. You have the power.)
|this has been a psa by rick castle, the most relatable of writers|