Pay Tribute, Make Something
Lately, I've been writing these long rambling blog drafts. Pages and pages worth of stuff on Dr. Who, time-travel stories and of course, Ebert. But I can't seem to hit "publish".
It might be part of a transition I'm going through where I'm trying to focus on finishing bigger projects and larger goals. (Short films, comic scripts, screenplays, etc.) So I'm trying to conserve my writing energy for the longer hauls. Sometimes my writing energy goes toward the immediate satisfaction of hitting "publish" here on Blogger or even on Twitter and Facebook.
But still, as I re-read everything I wrote about Ebert in one of those unpublished drafts, it occurred to me that the best way to pay tribute to our role models is to get busy filling the void of their vanished voices by working as hard as we can to express our own.