Why do I write?
More specifically why do I pursuit a career in writing fiction?
Am I in it to get rich and famous? Maybe even be dubbed the next J.K. Rowling? Nice dreams…but no. That is not why I write.
Quite simply, I write because I love it. I love to write, and am in love with the whole process of writing and publishing from beginning to end. It is my passion.
A very wise woman who I respect, and fellow writer and poet once told me “You have to love what you do for a living…”
And she is right. I’ve had a lot of unpleasant jobs with bad career decisions, and have learned to steer clear of those. A day job (especially for a writer) is a necessity, but the more pleasant a day job you have the better off you are.
I like retail, and have really enjoyed retail loss prevention…
But more than that, I love writing.
As I focus now (more so than ever) on making writing my full time career, I am writing with a new fervor each day for minimum 2 hours…and before I know it those 2 hours have become 4…then 5.
I Start each day doing something that I love.
And, it has changed my attitude and outlook for the better.
Suddenly, I don’t mind the rest of my tasks so much.
Dishes, laundry, even Algebra homework. 😉
And when I’m all done with my other daily tasks, I just might find time to write again.
Start every day with love in your heart.
Do something that you love,
Spend time with someone that you love…
And the rest of the day will seem that much brighter. 🙂