Really, what it is like to not wake up in the middle of the night with story ideas or plotlines? What’s it like to go home from work and not look at another computer until you go back to work tomorrow, or when the weekend is over? What’s it like to be able to look at something with commas missing or improper grammar and not feel like screaming? What’s it like to have life without word counts, brainstorming, plotlines, and characters?
Somebody asked me last week what it was like to be a writer. I told her “you know what they said in the last session about having your mind spinning when too much is happening at once? It’s like having that happening in your head all of the time.” They couldn’t imagine how a person can live with that. I can’t imagine living without it. Even on the rare occasions that I take breaks or a brief hiatus, I usually find myself antsy and at loose ends, missing my writing and feeling like I’m drifting without purpose. And this usually happens within the first few days.
I suppose we all have our “things” that we deal with, and this is mine. I’m a writer. I like stories. I like creating them, writing them, publishing them, reading them, and now editing them. Books and stories are the foundation of who I am. And in truth, you probably have something like that in you too. I believe we all do have that one thing that we just can’t fathom a life without.
That’s all today. Have a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.