I’ve been nominated by Angela over at I Am My Own Island for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge! Thank you so much Angela for the nomination! It means so much to me.
First, here are the rules for the challenge:
1.) Thank the person who nominated you
2.) Select a quote for the next three days and write about it
3.) Nominated 3 other bloggers for the challenge!
Here is my quote for the first day of the challenge:
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
I love this quote! As someone who hopes to be a professional writer one day (and someone who likes to write for fun), I think it’s so important to realize that if we have a good idea for a story and it hasn’t been done yet, we have almost an obligation to write it. I think as writers with creative minds, we have the obligation to share our stories with others. I think that what Toni Morrison is trying to say in her quote is that if we have an idea that’s so good that we say to ourselves “Man, I’d love to read that, but no one’s written about it”, then we ourselves need to put it into words!
I admit that while I’ve tried to do this (I’m working on a couple of stories now), I often stop in the middle of writing, which I know many authors say is a big no-no. I think sometimes we get so worried about our stories being perfect or not well researched enough, that we give up on it for “the time being”. However, that “small break” ends up being longer and longer if our pieces of writing aren’t tended to. I think we all need to remember the importance of Toni Morrison’s quote!
Okay, now for my three nominees…
1.) Mary from Marysaverageadventures
2.) Jen from The Anxiety Chronicles
3.) Shaun from Tales in Anxiety
Also, anyone else that wants to do this challenge is more than welcome!