Dramaquill's All Things Writing

July 22, 2008

Just do it!

I think I may have mentioned that I co-own a performing arts studio with my best friend.  We teach classes in dance, music, drama and creative writing.  Our students range in age from 3 years old to senior citizens.

Sunday night we received some very disturbing news.  One of our students, an eighteen year old girl, was killed in a head on collision.  She is one of three children, all of whom participate in several of our programs, as does their mother.  So, we have quite a history with this family.

Well it’s been a sad few days.  Visiting her mother, we marveled at her strength at such a horrible time and we cried with her as she anguished over the loss of her first-born.

If you’re still reading this I’m sure you’re wondering what any of it has to do with writing. 

As people, I think we all tend to take life for granted, sometimes more than other times.  If we aren’t sick and we aren’t old, we believe that we have all the time in the world ahead of us to conquer and pursue our dreams.

But tragedies like these clearly remind us how fragile the whole balance of life and death really is.  None of us know how it will all unfold.

So if you want to write a book, what are you waiting for?  Just do it!  Don’t let time slip away because you don’t know how much time you have.  Don’t waste another minute complaining.  If you want to write…write.  If you want to get published…submit.  But don’t wait.

Just do it!

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