Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A Writer's Life

Here is an anecdote (lifted from this article) about one of my favorite writers, Alexandre Dumas:
In 1868, as Dumas' health failed, his son paid a call and found him reading. When the young man inquired about the book's title, the author replied, "The 'Musketeers' ... I always promised myself that, when I was old, I'd decide if it was worth anything."

"Well," asked the son, "where are you?"

"At the end."

"And what do you think?"

"It's good," Dumas replied.

That is how I want to live my life.