“Whenever I have endured or accomplished some difficult task — such as watching television, going out socially or sleeping — I always look forward to rewarding myself with the small pleasure of getting back to my typewriter and writing something.”
“I write for the same reason I breathe … because if I didn’t, I would die.”
“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”
All three of these quotes are from Isaac Asimov, writer of over 500 works in fields as diverse as science fact, science fiction, religion, and mystery. (Hmm, diverse but not unrelated.)
I can relate to all three of these statements, as well as the fact that Asimov was indeed a generalist. If he wanted to write about something, he did.
And that’s the kind of writer I am.
What kind are you? Do any of these quotes describe you and writing?