READ THE BEST BOOKS…
“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”
-HENRY DAVID THOREAU
As I purge some of the oldest eBooks off of my Kindle, I feel a deep sense of guilt. When it comes to books, I find it extremely difficult to part ways, no matter the format. And then I read this quote from Thoreau. He’s absolutely right.
There are so many good novels out there, and thanks to the ads encouraging us to “Write and Publish your Book this Weekend!”, there’s lots of bad stuff out there too.
In the New Year, I solemnly swear to not waste time on less than quality stories. If I can’t get past the first chapter, its not worth my time.
I solemnly swear to craft stories to the best of my ability, and to not submit until every word is the right word. With the help of my WordsmithSix critique group, that’s doable too.
That is all.
May you achieve all that you dream about in 2016. Happy New Year!