It’s amazing that so many writers see writing as a struggle. Don’t get me wrong, there are days when it is a struggle and I don’t want to see my computer. However, the question remains if so many people find it torture then why do they do it.
Today’s quote is a perfect example in my mind of a tortured writer. Here’s today’s quote:
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ~George Orwell, "Why I Write," 1947
I look at this and in one way I am sad while in another, I understand perfectly. For me, there are more happy days than sad days writing. Frankly, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t get up every day and write. It is part of my very being. I know this and most of the time do it well.
Sure, my first drafts are ugly but if there wasn’t something there, people would read my books, stop by my blogs or support me in general. I thank everyone for my support as I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for them. The fact remains, I would write if no one ever saw my work because it’s what I do. It’s what I must do regardless of everything else.
I am a writer therefore I write.
Hope your reading and writing day is wonderful! See you tomorrow!