100 Words, 100 Days: Day 41. On Expectations, Great or Otherwise.

The Great Mr Dickens

If I’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s to not expect anything from the people around me. I don’t mean this to sound callous. It’s a fact of life for me. Nothing in this world is guaranteed, except our inevitable death and some form of taxation.

As a writer I expect to write. I don’t expect others to read what I write, nor do I expect other writers to write what I want to read. I feel that if I can at least match my own expectations, then I’m on the right (write?) road.

Here’s another Great Expectations:

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6 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 41. On Expectations, Great or Otherwise.

  1. Not expecting others, for whatever reason, to “fall in line” is a good plan. When they come through, it’s a joy… when they don’t, well…

    But, “As I writer”? ))

  2. clap ~ claP ~ clAP ~ cLAP ~ CLAP {{wild applause}}

    When people tell me I don’t have the right to write what I want to write, I remind them that they have the right to write what they want to write . . . but they do not have a right to dictate their preferences to me. 🙄

  3. I expected…oh, I don’t know.

  4. Amen!
    Death and taxes, man.
    If one won’t get you, the other will…

    *#*

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