After all , the wise Samuel Beckett did say ‘Ever tried, Ever failed? No matter, Try again, Fail again, Fail better.’So the worst that could happen is that I fail- get writers block, get told that the quality of my writing is abhorrent, never connect with my audience as an artist etc Is that so bad? *whispers an unconvincing ‘no’ whilst distraughtly staring out of imaginary window, blinking away imaginary tears* Damn you, Samuel Beckett! The truth is I have nothing to lose (except my dignity which six tequila shots coupled with that needy-psycho chick side of me are competent enough to dispose of anyway) so I have to try to excel. JK Rowling expressed it thus
‘Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve. I was determined to try because frankly my life was such a mess at this point. What…what was the worst that could happen? Everyone turn me down? Big deal’.
I’ve hit that level of resignation at this point and there is honestly not much I love more than exploring words and how intricate, complex, powerful and sensual they can be. And on that note I welcome you (with wide arms, bear hug, air kisses, fist pump, ghetto handshake…?) to my blog. My hope with this is to improve and publicise my prose and poetry, communicate it with honesty in terms of my personality and artistic inclinations, wit, humour and awkward intensity. *licks entire palm and stretches it forward for handshake complete with creepy wink*
Finally, I’ll leave you with a final and my actual favourite quotation
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN – George Elliot
Ps: my humour and content are not for everyone. Inevitable fact. If it’s not for you, dance away gracefully like a swan…high on horse tranquillizers…doing the ‘Macarena’ *shrugs*