Saturday, March 12, 2011
Odds mean nothing to one who defies them - for the good or for the bad. Odds are only important to those who never seek to surpass them.
There's not much chance of winning the lottery, but people do it.
There's not much chance of getting hit by a meteorite, but it happens.
If you happen to fall into either of the above groups, all the people to whom they didn't apply mean zilch.
There's not much chance of having the "next big thing" be the thing with your name on it (for that matter, there's not much chance of having a professionally, commercially published book with your name on it, period.)
Who cares? It's going to happen, and odds or no odds, the fact is that you could be the one it happens to. The only certainty in the game is the certainty of inaction.
Consider yourself properly motivated -- NOW GO WRITE OR I SEND THE POLAR BEAR TO YOUR FRONT DOOR!
/ reluctant-writer PSA