Friday, June 11, 2010

What I love about writing.

What is it about writing that I love the most? I don't know. Sometimes I think it is the sound of the keyboard as the words just flow. Sometimes it is the way I feel about how I expressed one particular thing in just the right way. Sometimes it's the way I go back over something I wrote, edit it, and make it so much better than the way it originally was. Sometimes it's just breaking away from my real life, and escaping into another world of my own creation.
Other times its reading blogs of agents, editors, and other writers and feeling validated about what I'm going through. And how about doing all the 'research' reading to see how another author tells the story.
It is having other people read what I've written and tell me what they like and dislike about it. (After I've put my pride in my pocket of course.)
It's also about doing something that is hard, and painful, and awful, and terrible, and amazing over and over again, and getting different results depending on what kind of mood I'm in. I mean, how many people can go to work and come out with something different at the end of each day. Either the birth of something wonderful, or the death and destruction of something awful, and feeling good about just having done it.
Its the thought that I'm doing something that lots of people really wish they could do, and knowing that even though its hard, I'm still making the attempt.
So AMAZING, yet exhausting at the same time.

Love it!

2 comments:

  1. It is always nice to look back on the product of you labors... ;) I know that I hated school because I felt like I did produce anything... I could goto work and stuff envelopes or build someting in the garage and feel like I had produced something. Even now I love to drive by project and say to myself, "I worked on that"...

    I hope you get published soon... It'll be fun for you to walk by the bookself and say, "I wrote that one..!!"

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  2. Travis, Thanks for all the nice things you say on here. It is nice to know someone reads it and is rooting for me. One day when I'm published, I'll sign a copy for you and send it right out to you. Hopefully you'll read it too. :)

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