Monday, June 3, 2013
Monday Mailbox ~ Why Do You Write?
From your blog, I read about the difficulties in writing...why do you write? TR
Well TR, I dunno anymore. That's the honest answer for where I am writing wise right now. I used to say it was as important as breathing to me and something I have to do. Today my focus is on stroke recovery so my writing is rebuilding cognitive functions in my brain.
Creative writing is so much a brain thing, in as much as a talent thing. The challenges of creative writing with brain damage is almost insurmountable. I say almost because I believe nothing is impossible if you really want to do it. It can be impossible right now, but doable in the future. So now in this time at the place I'm at now, I'm questioning why I write or even try to. Is it really THAT important for me to write books anymore? It would be so easy to give up and say that the past is the past.
But I'm basically not wired to give up. I believe anything is possible with determination, creative thinking, and just plain hard work. I still believe deep down inside that writing is like breathing and something I have to do. I've just got to figure out a new way of accomplishing this goal. It's the little bumps in the road that make life's journey interesting.
What is the reason you write?
Keep writing and loving the Lord.