Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Writer's write

What would you do if someone told you "I'm too tired to breathe" or "I don't have time to eat" or "there's so much going on in my life right now that I can't sleep"?

Now replace "breathe," "eat," and "sleep" with the word "write." Did your response change?

Writers, by the very implied verb of the noun we identify with, write. Writing is breathing, eating, sleeping—if you stop for too long, you'll pass out.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

I was thinking about blogging about that, too! So glad you did. Yes, writers write. I get up in the morning and I have an inner monologue and am writing an essay in my head. I get on the first bus and pull out my journal and spill words onto the page to clear out all the stuff floating at the top - the dreams, worries, joys, irritations, and all that other stuff. By the second bus, if I have a seat, I'm ready for one of my WIPs. The third bus I do a WIP or read someone's work for critique. Always, constantly writing or thinking of writing. In fact I can't stop no-..........

Vicki Pettersson said...

I'm stealing this. Stealing it like an intruder in the night stealing it.

You won't even miss it, I swear.

Thanks!

Vic