Where do you think stories come from? Are they real or are they pure imagination? For me, it's an art. They aren't born just like that. Along with hard work and determination, a story holds an author's soul and life. Non-fiction books are of course largely based on the writer's real life. And if we talk about stories or fiction books, I think they too, have a part of the storyteller's heart.
What will happen if the nation loses its storytellers? This is what exactly Peter Handke quotes about. A role of a writer is very important in a society and the nation. Have you ever wondered why we read books? I personally read them so that I get a chance to get lost in a completely different world. I love how a story can make me feel so many emotions at once. The first book that made me cry like a baby was PS I love you by Cecelia Ahern. That day, I understood the importance of a good storytelling.
I'm happy you guys are enjoying this series. The response I got is amazing. It makes me want to write more and inspire more. All of us have some aspirations in mind. While growing up, we kind of decide in our minds what we want to become. I'm not talking about those initial and short bursts of wanting to become an astronaut. But something serious. And when we do, we know this is it. Have you ever thought why? That is because whatever we do in our life has an underlying reason or motive. And this becomes a motivation to pursue that venture.
Here I am with a writing quote by Henry David Thoreau. This is very simple one but completely to the point. We tend to procrastinate. And you'll agree with me on that. And not just writing, we indulge in this guilt for almost all activities. In the end, the consequences are not those that we enjoy. It is a feeling that we hate to acknowledge. It builds up and one fine day comes out in the form of resentment. It has happened with me. I then get pressurized to complete all of my work in less than half of the time. And this compromises quality. But not anymore.
The above written quote stuck with me because I have a habit of collecting thoughts and then deciding that I'll be using them later. I'm working on my first novel right now. I do have a lot of concepts. But at times, I find myself setting aside a few views for some other book. I feel that way I'd do justice with some beautifully woven words. But then, I also feel we should live in the present. Focus on what we are doing right now. Only if our current work is up to the mark should we save our ideas for the future. And if not, put in all that you have for NOW. Give more than your 100% and witness the stars favouring you!