Why do I write?

Why do I write?

 

I’ve been pondering this question for a few months, while trying to work through some emotional issues and stressors.

My original premise was:

  • I write to work through life issues and desires
  • To daydream
  • Hehe, for lack of a better term, “to boldly go” where I have never gone before
  • To make the thousands of different voices and dreams and “stories”, quiet down. If I could just get them on paper, maybe my mind would feel a little less chaotic. Plus I like the idea of reading my crazy stories on paper. 😉
  • To tell a story no one has ever told

Hmmm, since this seems to be more and more difficult to do…

  • To retell a story with my own creative twists

And lastly,

  • To feel alive

fantasy book mage

 

Words, stories, music, drama (not the kind on social media, LOL. The kind where two opposing characters meet, and work through their differences in sometimes, the noisiest, yet most beautiful imagery.)…

It all awakens me. It gives me purpose. It builds me up. Words and music fill my cup, break me down, build me up.

Stories (both written and on screen) give me hope when I have none. They make me feel beautiful, even when I feel I am not. They give me strength to push through another day, and make that one count.

I think that’s why I prefer Disney stories and shows / movies with cheesy, sentimental endings.

The Princess Bride, Ella Enchanted, Never Ending Story, Frozen, Chronicles of Narnia, Seventh Heaven, High School Musical, pretty much all Cinderella movies, Maleficent…

They all bring me joy. ‘Happily ever afters’ make me feel like anything is possible.

This is why I write. I write to connect with my soul, my passion, my energies, and hopefully, with others.

 

imagination

It’s 9:30 am, Sunday morning, and this is the first time I have felt clear minded enough to articulate my thoughts in a good while, so I’m typing them down as quickly as I can, before I lose my clear moment.

For those who don’t know; I am staying away from social media for a while until I can get my emotions and life back in control.

A good friend blessed me by suggesting I craft and do what made me happy. So I’m knitting and making scrabble tile jewelry. (And as crazy as it sounds, I am cleaning!) I’m also purging the house, little by little, to get rid of all the “junk” we don’t need.

I’m hoping to start writing again soon.

Good Lord, you would not believe the killer stories I have mostly written, plus the new ones that are floating through my head!

They are so different and amazingly crazy- LOL, I know, I should probably try for a few less “out there” stories. But these are the ones my creative side keeps bringing to the table.

And this is one of the reasons I write.

  • I write to embrace my crazy, creative side.

Anyone else? Why do you write?

 

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to knit. (I’m almost finished with my daughter’s birthday blanket. I started it in September. Hehe, her birthday was in October 🙂 )

 

 

8 thoughts on “Why do I write?

  1. Cara Bristol

    I wish you all the best as you work through the tough times and get to a place of balance and calm.

    I write, I guess, because I have a need to create. I have always written.

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  2. Patricia Green

    Your reasons are good ones, shared by many of your contemporaries and by classical writers as well. Channel your energies where they are most effective and don’t worry too much about the rest; it will follow.

    As for me, I have always written. My first published piece was a poem when I was seven. That gave me a taste of my personal power and talent, and I’ve never looked back.

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  3. PK

    I very glad you write. Why do I write? For me I wanted to give Cassie a chance to live in somewhere besides my head. But soon I want to expand to the other characters who talk to me also. I’m sorry things/people have been bugging you lately. You are welcome to visit message me anytime – I promise, no negativity!

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  4. Leigh Smith

    The blanket should be ready for this birthday and will be just as appreciated.

    Glad you stopped by and I hope you have more good times in the days ahead doing exactly what you like to do.

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  5. rozharrison

    Wishing you the best Katherine and hope you find balance and contentment and that you start writing again soon.

    Hugs
    Roz

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  6. Kallista Dane

    I’ve found that writing is much cheaper than therapy! Seriously, Katherine, I’m glad you’re taking time to be kind to yourself. I wish you all the best –

    Reply

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