Hey, remember the suggestion I mentioned in this post? You know, about making an up/down vote as an aggregator of stories or poems? What happened to that idea?
I took this idea kinda seriously, drew some mock-ups and started working on it. I talked to a few people about web development for it, explored some hosting and design options, but then I stopped.
Why? Time. But then money, too. But really when those are the excuses, people don’t acknowledge the main excuse: passion.
If someone has the passion in this day and age, they can get it off the ground (THAT MEANS THE INTERWEBS & FIVERR). They’ll find the right connections and the right resources somewhere (THAT MEANS KICKSTARTER).
That doesn’t mean it’ll succeed, mind you. That doesn’t mean it’ll have all the capabilities and the amazing bells and whistles. That’s a whole other thing. But to get it off the ground? Passion can overcome those things.
Besides, I decided to do something in-between.
But you’re saying, “WHAT ABOUT MY JOB? WHAT ABOUT EATING?” Okay, sure just count how many shows you’ve watched on Netflix instead of doing (((INSERT YOUR ‘PASSION’ HERE))) and tell me about that.
So what does that mean about me? I had passion for something else. From Christmas until now, I’ve been shaping Taco Jehovah into what it needed to be, and I finished a new novel draft in that time (YES< BRAND NEW). And that doesn’t even count my work, my family, my spiritual life, my friends, my yard that needs mowing. I had more passion (OR NECESSITY) for those other things than getting Lit Crash (…how’s that name?) going. And I’m okay with that.
I’m excited about Taco Jehovah. I’m excited for this new book. I’m excited about writing. Let’s go.