You must write every single day of your life.
You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books,
and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head,
vulgar one moment, brilliant the next.
You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks
like ladders to sniff books like perfume and
wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.
I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse
that will last a lifetime.
I wish craziness and foolishness
and madness upon you.
May you live with hysteria,
and out of it make fine stories -
science fiction or otherwise.
Which finally means,
may you be in love every day
for the next 20,000 days.
And out of that love, remake a world.