I had fully intended to have another book finished for today, but, in the grand tradition of days I get off, I wind up not getting as much work as I intended done and doing something like marathoning Weeds off Netflix. So we do a writer quote today, and one from Terry Pratchett because starting a Pratchett book was something I did manage to accomplish yesterday.
“Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself.” -Terry Pratchett
The only objection I would have with this quote is that it neglects to acknowledge the fun one can have reading, especially if it’s one of Pratchett’s books, but I suppose you could argue that that isn’t by yourself; the writer is involved with that, as well, so Pratchett wins again. This is the kind of quote that inspires me to write, reminds me why I want to be a writer in the first place, and keep the fun part of it in the forefront of my mind. What’s the point if it isn’t fun? And it doesn’t have to be funny or satirical to be fun; getting even extreme emotions out of your characters has a certain sort of joy in it. Creating something, taking journeys through these events and places and situations in your own imagination. It’s the kind of quote that makes me want to write more pirate books, more space books, more dragons and fairies and other things that don’t seem to otherwise exist in the world around us, and to find the magical elements in the more every-day fiction I create.
So enough talk here. I’ve got some writing to do.