I spend an enormous amount of time scrolling through Pinterest looking at memes about what being a writer means to people, the way other artists view us, the way those less gifted as story tellers view us. The whole thing fascinates me. There are things I do that I never realised were universal to people with an enjoyment for writing until Pinterest came into my life!
So why do you love writing?
I couldn’t pin point exactly why I enjoy it so much, I just know I always have. My poor parents have suffered through shite stories since I was capable of writing them (however, since university I try avoid them reading it, there something about a parents opinion that’s always a little too brutally honest and they know nothing that deep has ever happened to me).
I just know that it’s almost a compulsion, if I don’t do it every now and again I get antsy. I will be doing something mundane and everyday when I story will hit me, or an idea or even a phrase. I don’t know a time in my life where I haven’t had these miniature worlds in my head. Even doing this, which is just another kind of work for me is enjoyable, at no point am I bored.
My favourite part is that moment, when you’re typing without pause, the words are flowing and the entire world falls away as this thing you’ve created pours out of your head. I love being totally enveloped in a world of my own making. I love imagining someone else enjoying it as much as I do. I love the idea that maybe one day I can make someone else feel the way some books have made me feel.
Oh my writing may be awful in the end but I love reading what I’ve written, I love reading the stories and poems I’ve created. Even the terrible ones from when I was a teenager.
I do this, I spend hours of my life creating things, with the knowledge it might come to nothing. It might be that only a hand full of people ever end up reading my stories. Maybe I’ll never get published at all.
But that’s not the point…
The point is the doing
and I guess that’s why I love writing.
I was feeling a little epic when I wrote this but please feel free to comment or retweet/ share my post about this blog from twitter or instagram telling me why you fell in love with writing.
I will leave you with this last meme that I feel sums up what considering yourself a writer feels like:
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(p.s. images are from Pinterest and not my own, please pop over to my Pinterest board ‘writing stuff’ for the people I’ve pinned it from)