While we’re on the topic of Chuck Palahniuk and his novels, here’s another quote, this time from Haunted.
“The air will always be too filled with something. Your body too sore or tired. Your father too drunk. Your wife too cold. You will always have some excuse not to live your life.”
There’s always something to keep us from living our lives. Or from writing. We spend most of the time waiting for something to happen. We haven’t lived long enough, we haven’t experienced enough, we’re always waiting to become better writers, just so we can write the story we’ve always wanted to write.
Sometimes life feels like a waiting game.
I could go on and tell you how important it is to appreciate the things we already have instead of chasing after the things we don’t have, how important it is to live in the moment and enjoy life, but I’m not going to.
Tonight I’m going to write. Yeah, just like that. I’m going to unplug my internet cable and I’m going to write. Everything else can wait until tomorrow.