“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.”
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton (best selling author during the 1800′s)
Take some time this weekend and write. No matter how your work turns out, you will experience the feeling of having created something.
Even if you aren’t a great writer, you should still try to write something. It’s the only way to improve your craft.
If you still doubt your own writing abilities, read up on the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. If you don’t think you can write any better than that, pen as many terrible sentence as you can and submit them to the contest. You could win $250 dollars just for authoring such horrible material. That’s more money than a lot of “good” writers ever make.
Have fun and enjoy your weekend.
P.S. Anyone who finishes the challenge is more than welcome to send their work to me. I’d gladly showcase it on the site.