Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sunday Scribblings: Writing


I am able to tune out all around me, just as I am able to do so when reading a good book. The television can be on. The kids can be playing. The youngest can be acting so silly with his even sillier daddy. I can withdraw with surprising ease.

I write.

I write the blog. I write the random thoughts. I write outlines for the book. I write chapters of the book. I write dialogue. I write a column I envision for the local paper. I write haiku.

I write.

When I am alone, I write. When I am sad, I write. When I am angry, I write. When I am moved, I write. After I read, I write. After I dream, I write. After I write, I write.

It has not always been this way. I have always wanted to be a writer, but up until very recently, my writing was limited to reports, to communications, to colleagues. What I wrote was good, but it meant nothing to me. It was not my writing. It was just me writing.

And now it is all my writing. I am a writer. Whether I ever find a reader, I am a writer.

I write.

[Thank you, as always, to Sunday Scribblings for allowing me my writing. Read others’ writing by clicking here.]

25 comments:

Jolene said...

Do you ever freelance for a local paper? You're a great writer P and you should do it. I'm not just blowing smoke up your bum either, you seriously entertain me.

I wish our local paper had writers like you. We had a witty guy write for about two years and then poof, he was gone. Now the editor writes just about every article - ho hum.

Herb Urban said...

I agree with Jolene. You are a great writer and you will always have readers here.

GreenishLady said...

Yes. You are a writer. I'm glad you get it. Too many people seem to think it's dependent on publication. You've got writing. I loved this post. Thank you.

Stacy said...

Your passion shows.

~Kathryn~ said...

Whether I ever find a reader, I am a writer.

this is perfect ... it is exacly how i feel

Scribbit said...

I feel exactly the same way. Maybe it's a disease but I love it.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, I think you will always have readers! Your obvious love for writing shines through in all your posts!

gautami tripathy said...

Oh yes, you write. Keep writing and we will keep reading!

Mardougrrl said...

Ooh, I loved this post! You can count me as one of your readers now.

Karina said...

tt"After I write, I write"

I loved that...this is what we do as writers, always writing the next thing.

danae sinclair said...

oh I loved it too. Girl you've got style.
...and I do think writing is for writing's sake alone - sometimes it seems to me that its a force of its own and nothing to do with the one that holds the pen.

Neil said...

You speak like a writer.

MissMeliss said...

So. Very. Cool.

Jeni said...

Now, if you'll go and stop by my blog, you can get the information on a new "world friendship" idea that I think you'll like and it will give you more avenues in which to pursue your writings too! Happy Sunday morning, Sunshine!

mks said...

I love to write but I fear I am not very creative. I have been thinking about taking a creative writing class at a local adult ed center or at least finding someone to critique my work and get me on the right track.

Just Jen said...

As the ol' saying goes: If you wake up writing and go to bed writing, then you're a writer! Thank you for sharing your writing with us!

Josie Two Shoes said...

"When I am alone, I write. When I am sad, I write. When I am angry, I write. When I am moved, I write. After I read, I write. After I dream, I write. After I write, I write."... I loved this, Patois - a sentiment many of us can relate to! :-)

Josie Two Shoes said...

Patois,may I have your permission to put your quote that I just commented on in the sidebar of my blog - with a link to you of course?

Tori said...

I love your declaration of being a writer whether or not your have a reader...how true.

Your words resonate with truth.

ana said...

It is a compulsion, isn't it?
Well written...

harmonyinline said...

That’s a lot of writing you do you cant help but be a writer

tumblewords said...

Nice post - I always enjoy reading your work!

allrileyedup said...

Do you know the Elvis Costello song "Every day I Write the Book"? I found myself singing it while I read this post.

lisrobbe said...

Well, you are a talented writer. I loved the flow of this post so much.

jbwritergirl said...

Whew, for a minute there I thought you had alzhiemers. Funny how mothers can tune out just like their children. LOL
JB

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