I'm going to come right out and say it...I am a writer. There, it is said. It is said by me, the writer. Sounds good to me! Now it is out in the open and not just words I say to myself.
Why is this important to me? It is because how can people who read my writing believe I am a writer unless I believe it myself. I do believe it. I write every day. I've mentioned my writing to others over the years, and they know what I do. So, when I say I am a writer, they do not think it is strange...they've known it all along.
For some reason, though, it is a bit scary to commit to the actual owning of the sentence. Sort of like, well, now I have to prove it. People will be watching to see what I have written and making their judgements of it......is it worthy to be called 'writing'. There is also the thinking by some that you cannot really be a writer unless and until you get paid for doing it. Sure that would be nice, but it is not the reason I and many others write.
I write because I have to. There is something that compels me to write things down. It's always been this way, as far back as I can remember. Maybe what I write is not interesting to everyone, but it is to me. I write what I want and hopefully others will enjoy reading it.
With that said, this is only Part One of my thoughts on writing. There will be more to come.
I'd be interested in hearing from you .....why do you write?
Until next time.......
Peace, Love, & Words