I enjoy this quote…actually, I think I laughed right out loud when I first read it. It’s incredibly true for me. I have tried for years to “write” and when I’m lying in bed at night, just before I fall asleep I have an actual narration running through my head. I know, get up, write it down…it just doesn’t work that way. Oh, I have a few times, but not as a rule. Typically it’s gone just as soon as I get up…I catch a line or two, but the rest of the train has left the station. I have told myself various times that I am a writer, just “working on” a project. And so, in reality I am. Always have a project or six going. I have a few outlines started…but I get stuck. I thought if I just put it out there, it would make it seem more real, so I printed up business cards. One should always have business cards handy. You never know who you might meet, right? So. I wanted something on them that would reflect my aspiration to be a writer. When I found this quote online [maybe not the most reliable source, but the most widely used now] it said ”Anonymous”, so that’s what I put on my business cards.
I have since been told the above quote can be attributed to Gene Fowler. I also found it quoted by Red Smith. I also found it listed as Gene Fowler paraphrasing Red Smith. I also found it Anonymous, Anonymous paraphrasing Gene Fowler and Anonymous paraphrasing Red Smith. Whoever said it, I give them all the credit. I have no idea who actually wrote it, I only know that it’s absolutely true and it wasn’t me. It’s also the reason there is not a book listed on this site authored by me. Yet.
My friend Stephanie has actually gotten the words onto the page and she is awesome. Check her out.
Still, I do design some darn cute T-shirts and gifts. I also take some pretty nice photos. So. The book will come someday. In the meantime I blog. Don’t forget…go. Shop. Enjoy.