Life is too short to…

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You’ve all heard them, the cliche “life is too short to live someone else’s dream” (Hugh Hefner), “Life is too short to work so hard” (Vivien Leigh). One I read the other day “Life is too short to wait” hit me harder than a kickball to the head in 5th grade. Yes, I know, it’s overly simple, obvious even, but it took me reading it to realize I wasn’t gaining any time to achieve the goals I have made for myself!

We always say, “One day I will…”. Well my “One day I will…” is write and publish a book, and hopefully be able to make a living off of my writing. So, today I start my journey, and this blog. I will attempt to describe the challenges, triumphs, pitfalls, and successes of writing a novel and attempting to get it published.

Hopefully I will pave the way for some people, learn from others, and get to know some fellow novelists along the way. Perhaps if I am lucky, I will inspire someone else to start their “One day I will…”

So now, I must ask you to fill in the blank..”Life is too short to…”?

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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Life is too short to…

  1. The one that really hit me on this subject was: This ain’t no dress rehearsal. One of Groucho Marx’s, I think, but the guy who said it to me died about a year later, so it’s something I feel really strongly. Thanks for the post.

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