As some of you may or may not know I adore Ray Bradbury. His book 'Zen and the Art of Writing' is one of my favorite tomes on writing to date. It's a tiny thing but so beautiful and packed full of wisdom from such a wonderful mind. So this post today is for two reasons.
1. I'm going to give you a copy of 'Zen and the Art of Writing' because if you haven't read it that needed to happen yesterday and if you have read it and don't own a copy that also needs to happen.
2. There is a quote by Ray Bradbury:
This quote resonates with me because of Ray Bradbury and because I often have doubts aboutmy work. Is it good enough? Will I ever be good enough? I can't help these thoughts...I'm human.
So I'm taking Mr. Bradbury's advice and I am going to pen 52 short stories. One a week until this time next year. My requirements: 3000-5000 words each. I'm also going to use this as an opportunity to try out new genres and play with new writing styles and ideas. I'll post every single one here for you to read.
So...that's it. Next Friday you will have the first of 52 stories to read. Now sent me booze because I'm going to need it.
P.S. Leave a comment with your email if you want that copy of Zen...I'll draw next Friday!