'Sup. I'm Hillary, a playwright, author and e-commerce blogger. I'm into the Muppets, TMNT (comics & 2k3), voice over actors, writing and other misc stuff I can't think of at the moment. You can also find me at Hillary DePiano.com and The Whine Seller.
“The day I start a book 200 other people start books. And they’re smarter, and funnier, and more talented than I am, and you would enjoy them much more than you’re enjoying me. But too bad for them and too bad for you, ’cause I’m the guy that finished the book. That’s the reality.”
“Imagine that you bought a really nice car, and then you buy a wolverine, and then you lock the wolverine in your car. That’s parenthood.”
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged… I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.”
“On good days, everything goes right and I have the whole script executed from start to finish within four or five hours. On bad days I write the whole script in four or five hours, realise that it’s useless, tear it up and start again. I repeat this process four or five times until I’m reduced to a blubbering wreck that just slumps in the armchair and whimpers about how it has no talent whatsoever and will never write again. Next day I’ll get up, get the whole thing right the first time and spend the rest of the day walking round reading my favourite bits to my wife, children, or visiting tradesmen. (This is why you should never marry an artist or writer. They’re bad news to have around the house, believe me.)”
“The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter.”