Monday, December 22, 2014
A Writing Rant
I was listening to Writing Excuses (my favorite podcast ever) and this week they were talking about writing for fun. It was a really good reminder that the reason I write is not because I want to be famous or because I want to make tons of money (although I could really use the money for college) it is because I love writing. I love the feeling of creating worlds and characters and exploring lives I can never live. I love the feeling of bleeding into my computer, unloading my burdens, and discovering what I'm feeling and who I am. Every character is based off of what I fear to be, what I am, and what I aspire to be. It is a journey of self discovery and a reflection of the image of God. I write because I love it because I need it. I write because if I didn't I would suffocate. I just wrote 2,000 words of crap but y'a know what? Its my crap and its a first draft. It doesn't have to be perfect. I can edit it and polish it later but the most important thing is that I wrote something and enjoyed doing it. Writing is something that can only be done by those who do it for fun and would continue doing it even if they never made any money or never had a reader-base of more than ten people.