Tuesday, August 18, 2020

WHY DO I WRITE?

 Have you ever asked yourself "Why do I write?" If so, do you have an answer? 

Lately, I've been asking myself that question, but I don't have an answer. 

I'm writing, sort of, but not getting much acomplished. I have finished a short story to send to the Chicken Soup contest. Those are a lot of fun. They've published three of my stories in the past. We'll see about this latest one. I need to mail it Wednesday. If you enjoy writing short stories, they have two contests going on now. You might want to take a look. 

Mostly, though, I'm wondering why I can't get into the new manuscripts I've started or been thinking about. I love the ideas, both of them. So, why do I keep finding other things to do instead of writing? Oh, yes, I'm doing research, that's my excuse. Doesn't get the books written, though.

Just wondering what you do when your mind says "Write," but the rest of you says "Let's read, or go for a walk, or take a nap?" But my question is "Why do I write?" The answer: "I love to. So, get busy, girl, and write."  Okay, okay, I got it.

Happy Reading! Or Writing! Whatever you're doing.


16 comments:

  1. I have those times too where I want to do all the things you mention rather than write. Lately if I open my manuscript and edit the chapter I'm working on, it's helped me get back into it.

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    1. Good idea, Natalie. I'll try editing the chapter I'm working on before moving ahead. Thanks. Have a good week.

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  2. I write because I love to write. I've thought about stopping before, but ideas keep coming and I have to write. It gets discouraging though when I can't get published, so I've started publishing them myself.

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    1. And that is the best reason to write, Janet. Love those ideas, and keep writing. You will get published. Also, I know many self-published authors and they are great. Either way, get your work out there. Take care.

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  3. I write to read stories I don't find elsewhere.
    At the moment, not much inspired to do that though.
    Good luck and hope you have another Chicken Soup story.

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    1. Writing stories you don't find elsewhere is great, Alex. Keep on. Others are looking for them too. Be patient. The inspiration will come when the right story says so. Thanks for the good luck.

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  4. I wrote to inspire. I need to get back to that.

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    1. Yes, Diane. I think you should get back to writing. We all need inspiration. Now, look for those extra hours to write. Enjoy.

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  5. Right there with you, sister. My concentration is pretty flat, but I try to keep showing up.

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    1. Hey, Darby, nice to hear from you. Is lack of concentration catching lately? That's all we can do, keep on being there and wait for that magical spark. Oh, and I'm waiting for your next story. It won't be long. Yay. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Chaotic times make for chaotic minds. I'm in a similar place. Just keep plugging along and build your ideas into stories, word by word. It is wonderful to love your ideas:)

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    1. A great way to say it, Karin. Chaotic is everywhere. And you're right, just keep on. Say, "I can do it, I can," and you can. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Write when you enjoy and want to is the way. The why pops in many a time.

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    1. Absolutely, Pat. That's the best way. Yeah, most of the time we shouldn't wonder about "why?" Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I think we're geared to ask why. I try not to, but there are those days that you can't help but wonder. Luckily, they pass, and life makes sense again.

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    1. I think you're right, Joylene. Most of the time we write because we have to, I think. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day.

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