Today I Decided, No More Plan Bs Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Writing | 0 comments

my site I love the etymology of the word “Decide” — from de- “off” (see de-) + caedere “to cut or kill”… If you think about it, Decide is in the same family of words as Suicide and Genocide. And as such, it should probably carry a bit more gravitas than it usually does. To decide isn’t just to settle a dispute, it is to cut off all other options.

see this website Today I decided that I am a writer and an author. Now, to my writer and author friends, that probably deserves a big “whoop-de-do!” complete with the finger twirl. But to me, this is a big decision. It means that I’m not going to be pursue any other career. I’m going to be an author, even if it means making espresso drinks at the Starbucks around the corner. I will pay my debts, take care of my responsibilities, but more importantly, I will be a writer. It’s what I love and it’s what I’m meant to do.

Interestingly, when I told a friend, he replied with a quote from Elmore “Dutch” Leonard (author of Get Shorty): “If you have a Plan B, that is what you will ultimately do.”

Here’s to no more Plan Bs.

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