Someone recently asked me why, after being an actor for so many years, why I would want to write, why I would want to subject myself to more rejection. I smiled and said that as an actor, I had to audition, I had to have someone give me a role, an opportunity, a part in a play or a film. Then I could act. I could not act without a venue to do so. Even auditioning — I had to be given an audition time in which to “ask” for an opportunity to act. Now, I am not asking anyone for anything. I need to write, in and of itself. I need to finish this novel, I need to write more. I am not asking anything of anyone. Just myself.
I love that so much.
I’m heading to work now, but that’s where I’ll leave it at the moment. I can change. I will change. Because the one person I have control over is myself.