For the next 20, 000 days.

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

-Ray Bradbury

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It’s raining.

“There are a hundred things she has tried to chase away the things she won’t remember and that she can’t even let herself think about because that’s when the birds scream and the worms crawl and somewhere in her mind it’s always raining a slow and endless drizzle.

You will hear that she has left the country, that there was a gift she wanted you to have, but it is lost before it reaches you. Late one night the telephone will sign, and a voice that might be hers will say something that you cannot interpret before the connection crackles and is broken.

Several years later, from a taxi, you will see someone in a doorway who looks like her, but she will be gone by the time you persuade the driver to stop. You will never see her again.

Whenever it rains you will think of her. ”

~Neil Gaiman

Hi Neil. I’m hoping to write and draw a comic of my own and have a few ideas already, but I’m worried that it will turn out to be trash. Can you give me some advice on how to get started? — Neil Gaiman

Anywhere. Start anywhere. It might well be trash, but what you learn from it will be what makes the next thing better and the thing after that even better. You’re learning to walk, and you are expected to stumble or to sit down suddenly. It’s okay. What’s important is that you start walking and you…

via Hi Neil. I’m hoping to write and draw a comic of my own and have a few ideas already, but I’m worried that it will turn out to be trash. Can you give me some advice on how to get started? — Neil Gaiman