“The right book exactly, at exactly the right time.”
― Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Because I write, I am. – Brian Lee Rouley (October 30, 2016)
Who will read my blog? I cannot say. What I can say for sure is I’ll enjoy writing it. That will have to be enough for me. When I’ve become wildly successful and/or famous, people will be able to look back at these humble beginnings.
Perhaps people will say; “Didn’t he have great foresight?!”
Sometimes, writers run into obstacles. I’ve had a few of my own. Then we realize that we must live up to the one great truth; “writers write!” If I’m going to be a writer, I simply must write.
“When you write, you go to heaven….”
This topic is covered in a blog post I wrote after watching CBS Sunday Morning.
That heading is a direct quote taken from a segment of CBS Sunday Morning, where they profiled Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. In this segment, near the end Danson is talking about the effect writing music has on Mary.
The full quote is this:
“When you write, you go to heaven, you really go to some other place that is really almost divine,” he said.
So strongly did I identify with that statement, that I nearly ran to find paper and pen, fighting back the tears that come from inspiration. It nearly kills me when that pain hits my heart. It’s like falling in love.
Brian Lee Rouley