“If I don’t write I feel, well, a kind of remorse, no?”

—Jorge Luis Borges

I love these wise words by Argentine poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986).

And if there are any fighting words to pull a writer back from the abyss of endless procrastination and back on the path of productive writing, these seem to fit the bill pretty well.

After all, writers write because they have stories inside them itching to get out. Those stories, characters and settings will continue to swirl around in a writer’s mind until he or she commits them to the page.

So why not take the talented Borges at his word and avoid feelings of remorse later in life? Happy writing to all!