The art of writing is both a joy and a business. On the days my ideas and words flow, I forget time and experience a state of euphoria. Unfortunately, the need to deal with finances, promotion, social media, and other tasks often dulls my creative abilities. When that happens, I get angry for not writing. Last week, I failed to write one word. I planned to, but things didn’t work out – even when there was an opportunity and time to write.
Being one who is not wild about a buffet, except for late night ice cream or pizza snacks, I was surprised she ranked it as her favorite thing on the ship. It was only after watching her walk from station to station picking out exactly what she wanted that I realized how wonderful the variety of food choices seemed to her. She only selected a little from here and a bit from there, but she knew her options were unlimited – and she relished that experience.
Writers begin with the ability to go in all directions, too. Unfortunately, deadlines, business needs, and even occasionally allowing oneself to become pigeonholed into a certain writing style, can make a writer forget to hold on to the sense of wonderment. I’m guilty of sometimes losing the joy and excitement I usually associate with the passion of writing – what about you?