Wherein I Write About Writing
Of course, there happens to be a portion of the population who continues this sickness of writing outside the blog. Being one of those unfortunates myself, I thought I'd take the time to explain the reasons I write.
- Because I must - Sure, it sounds silly, but it's the most frequent response I see whenever the question is posed. Being unable to write for more than a day or two at a time really irritates me. Of course, this whole "I write because I just have to" argument could be boiled down to an addictive personality, which would explain why so many writers are big drinkers (and why I so often feel the need to check my email).
Do you know why that's the most frequent response? Because it's the only one. Really, any other justification one can give is ultimately going to be some variation of it (ie. "I have so many ideas", "I like to create", "I don't like to work so I need to write a bestseller", "If I don't, evil men will put spiders in my bed at night", etc, etc).
I think, instead of trying to put everything I want to say about writing into one post, that I'll break it up into a number of different ones. So, this is to be continued...