|I Love Sci-Fi/Fantasy Because...|
...of computers. What would science fiction be without them?
They inform. They serve. Some, like Star Trek's holodeck, entertain. But sometimes, they turn on us like the Cylons of Battlestar Galactica or SkyNet of the not-too-distant future.
|My Favorite Computer|
And then we have computers that we learn to love. Like Lt. Commander Data of Star Trek or David from A. I. Artificial Intellegence.
|Who doesn't love a little A. I.?|
And for my brief IWSG portion of today's post, an encouragement:
If I hear you ask, "Can I?" then my answer is, "Yes! You can!"
There are at least three-hundred-sixty-five days in every year. Few of them come to pass without us questioning ourselves in some capacity.
Will I ever be a good writer? A successful one? Do I have what it takes?
I've come to believe that questioning ourselves is prudent, even healthy. A little doubt can balance a swollen ego. But doubt--like ego--is good only in smaller doses.
You can write. You can learn, improve. And with a fair amount of effort, you can succeed.
The only sure way to fail is to never try.