Friday, November 19, 2010

Daredevil Writing

I'm a nerd with a cat named Marvel and a near complete run of ROM, so you might be thinking this post is going to be a critical review of the 2003 Ben Affleck box office bomb (Gigli and Daredevil in one year, yeesh). But you'd be wrong. This is not a review of a craptacular movie, but if you were thinking about a blind lawyer in red spandex, you're only slightly off-base.
The Great Evel Knievel

Lately, I've been trying some new things, like NaNo and moving to a different neighborhood. And to get through it, I've been channeling my inner daredevil. Here's a few things I know. A daredevil has no fear. A daredevil is someone who laughs in the face of danger and doesn't listen to the little voice inside their head that tells them not to do something. A daredevil is willing to break a few bones to achieve something impossible.

NaNo is a lot like cliff jumping. You can see the start and you can see the finish line, but in between is a huge, empty crevasse. One you're expected to fill. So, for those of you out there doing NaNo with me (and hopefully doing better than my ~8000 words), rev that engine and fly full force at the ramp. You might make it to the other side or you might not. The nice thing about writing (versus flying over a ravine on a motorcycle) is that if you fail you can hop right back on and try again. And be sure to surround yourself with people who are there to see you make the jump, not the ones who are secretly wishing for a spectacular crash.

"You come to a point in your life when you really don't care what people think about you,
you just care what you think about yourself."
-Evel Knievel

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