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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why write?

First off, I want to announce the winner of last week's 200th Post drawing---- LISA KESSLER!!!  WOOO!!!  Congrats, and thank you all who commented (I used a very scientific manner- numbers, bits of paper, and a blind draw ;)--if you commented and mentioned a previous blog post you liked, you got TWO bits of paper!)

Now on to a very short blog, but one with a big question:  Why do we write?

I know we all have different reasons, but a recent blog post on why you shouldn't write (Chuck Wendig- hilarious!) made me look at why I do continue to torture myself.  It takes up alot of time, and leaves little to show for it.  Even if you get published few non-writers know how much work REALLY goes into a book.

So why do we do it?

I think I personally have some sort of disease where my mind makes up places and if I don't write them, I'll go mad.  But that's me.

Now it's your turn- WHY do you write?  Could you stop?

Have a great week!

9 comments:

  1. I often say that writing is the ultimate one sided relationship, but I can't walk away. I've tried to let it go and like you said I almost went mad. So I write because I have to...for me, its as natural as breathing.

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    1. I like that! The ultimate one sided relationship indeed :). It's a good thing we can write to keep the crazies at bay.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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  2. I write because I refuse to grow up and still want to play with my imaginary friends. :D

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    1. I agree on the never growing up, Cyndi! I absolutely refuse to :).

      Long live our imaginary friends!

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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  3. I write because the words are in my head, and I have to do SOMETHING with them.

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    1. Agreed, Michael!

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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  4. I write because it is my passion - and I waited far too long to find it. I write because the voices - I mean, characters - in my head insist that I must. ;-)

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    1. LOL, Linda- I think it IS the voices we have to worry about! If we let them out on the page it keeps us sane.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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