Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Write! . . . for yourself.

Write for your own enjoyment!
Unfortunately I'm not built that way.
I absolutely live for others peoples comments (praise - was I a needy child?)
I love when I get good feedback and lively debate from my writers group.
I love when CW challenges us to write and people from all over the world read and comment.

So to be perfectly honest I have never written something without picturing how it will be 'heard' by the reader.
Maybe that's where I am going wrong?
Maybe I should start a piece and adamantly insist to my subconscious that I am not going to share this with any living breathing human.
I can hear the voices in my head already arguing that one.

The thing is I can't be bothered if its not going to be read.
When I first started writing my plan was to give up the day job and improve my standard of living. Have more time for my friends and family.
However once I started on this road I really love the writing. Its not a means to an end any more.
In fact I need the act of writing (fiction)
If I was told 'No dear. Stick to the day job' I'd be sick.
If I had to give up making up stories in my head I'd be sick.
So heres to health happiness and writing!!
See you next week (I'm away for a few days)


  1. I know what you mean, now that I'm blogging regularly I'm constantly thinking about the audience, and I think that's okay. It doesn't make sense to take our words and hide them under a rock. They are meant to influence others to show them a piece of ourselves and our world. It might be an interesting exercise to write something solely for yourself and no one else, but I have a feeling I would end up sharing it anyway.

  2. Thank you so much!
    I don't feel so crazy any more.
    Ok - I will rise to your challenge and write something just for myself (but if its really good who's going to know!)