Those are the famous words from A Bronx Tale, one of my favorite movies. I still hear those words in my mind as clear now as I did back when I was a teenager and I have come back to these words as my motivation to stop bullshitting and work on my writing. I love to write but I have also deliberately thrown my writing on the back burner on simmer for so many years that at times I would forget that I even know how to write.
It’s one of my talents. It is home for me, and it has been out of my life for far too long.
Every time I think of this quote I’m brought back to the fact that I am not attempting to better my life by fulfilling the promise I made to myself when I was younger; to become a successful writer by any means necessary. And I know there are people who will discount my dream because they’ve wasted their own talent and become complacent with where they are in life.
I’m going to do this. I refuse to allow my talent to go to waste for another moment.