A few weeks ago in response to a post on my blog many of you commented on whether you would still write even if you won the lottery. The overwhelming response was
YES! YES! YES!
If you’re like me (and I’m guessing you are…most of the time) you rarely go back to read posts from fellow bloggers and if you’re one of the first readers of the post you’ve missed a lot of the comments posted there.
Here’s a summary of your comments left on the post How Much Is Your Writing Worth, not only as my way of responding to you but also because your comments illustrate how we all are in the same boat and share the same aspirations about our writing. Although our writing may be different in genre, style and voice we all seem to have this passion for writing.
We write to move others a bit. To connect with like souls. To give to our collectivity
Wild horses couldn’t stop us from writing.
Writing is a need within to satisfy ourselves.
It feels like something’s missing if we’re not writing.
Our lives would be empty without our writing
Money has nothing to do with the desire, the passion to write, the soul satisfying way of life. We write to express our voices and tell of our truths.
Writers write to be whole…to be sane…to connect to their heart and soul
Winning the lottery might pay for new desks, a better writing machine or even allow us to write in Paris or the Swiss Alps and pay someone to do the marketing for our books but
We write because it’s fun, we learn the value of doing things in life that we love because we can’t stop doing it
Writing stimulates our minds and imagination; provides us with the satisfaction of reading a good review of our work.
It’s a way of life. It’s a passion and a hunger.
Thank you all for your comments. As always, I am grateful for your presence on my blog but also for your own blogs and being part of your writing world!