This morning, I stumbled across Amie Borst’s post titled?
I’ve asked that question before, on my blog, on twitter, on facebook and I really enjoy reading others reasons. I related so much to what Amie’s post said. In my words, here is why I write.
- I write because I exist when I write. I don’t know really how to explain that, but I am betting other writers can relate.
- I write because I have to. I mean, honestly – I feel incomplete when I have gone any length of time without some good writing time. It’s compelling. It will fill my mind until I cannot possibly think of anything else but sitting down with my laptop and typing for hours.
- I write because the world feels right when I do. I create my own world, and all these scenes and ideas that seem to swim around in my head constantly sometimes clutter my other thoughts. When I get them out, I feel free.
- I write because I couldn’t live without it. It is what gets me up in the morning (okay, in addition to the kids). It is the only thing I have ever really wanted to do, and if I lost it, I’m pretty sure I would not feel whole.
- And much like Amie mentions in her post, I’m pretty, fairly certain, that I write because it is an environment I can control. It is a story I can tell and I decide who lives or dies, who falls in love or who doesn’t. I write the words that create the world. I write the words that create the character and then the story.
It is for all these reasons I write.
So tell me, why do you write?
(and if you posted a blog entry like this… link to it in my comments so I can come read too!)