Some Writers Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Their Craft

       For some writers, writing is a wonderful and a horrible task at
       the same time. They feel conflicted by these two very strong
       emotions every time they sit down to write.
       For those writers, writing a book is a prolonged episode of
       stress, anxiety, and self-doubt, punctuated by brief moments of
       joy. Such writers fret and stew over their material, put in long
       hours at their desks, are often misunderstood by friends and
       family as to why they have to spend yet another Saturday
       afternoon working at their craft.
       For other writers, this is not the case. They LOVE writing.
       When they sit down to write, they feel happy and ecstatic. They
       feel not only able to cope with their writing time, but they feel lost
       when they don’t write. They feel complete when they write and
       they feel that their whole identity is dependent on being a writer.
       They love understanding topics more and they love to write from
       their heart.
       I fall into the second type of writer. I feel sorry for writers who
       really struggle when they write. Writing is supposed to be fun and
       enjoyable. If it isn’t, I don’t believe there is any use to write any
       more. That is because, for me, writing is such a cleansing process.
       There is a grace to writing, and there is a grace to the
       understanding that comes from writing. And I am very proud of
       that as a writer. 
       Therefore, I would never trade writing for anything in my life.
       My writing life is sacrosanct. I write religiously every day and I
       feel a release because of my writing. For those of you who journal,
       you already know what I mean. There is an incredible release in
       writing from your heart. And you don’t write from your heart, I
       would suggest that you try it.  You will be very glad that you did.
       Happy writing fellow writers.  Take the time to enjoy your
       writing life, because this is YOUR life.
       ~ Irene


One thought on “Some Writers Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Their Craft

  1. Thanks, Irene. I am also the second type of writer…most of the time. For a writer, life is incomplete somehow without writing. But there is another side to writing, too–the business side of writing, which involves editing, cutting, and revising. I’ll admit that that side can be a little less “fun,” though still fulfilling in the end.

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