Margaret talks about jobs
Would you call writing a job?
Or more of a pleasure?
I think, for published authors, it’s both, because if we didn’t enjoy writing we wouldn’t do it. Admittedly there are times when I want to throw away everything I’ve written and start all over again, but fortunately they are few and far between. I like making up characters, creating their story, helping them work their way through their problems.
Imagine a life without writing, without letting your imagination run riot. I guess the next best thing to writing is reading, but someone has to write the books we read, and that someone has to enjoy what they do.
Being an avid reader helps, although there is nothing quite like creating your own story. You let it build up in your mind first, you get to know the characters you’re going to write about, you learn all their foibles and interests as well as their back story. They’re your friends – all you’re doing is writing their story as they tell it to you.
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? And sometimes the writing flows. But there are other times when writer’s block sets in. When we’re not sure where that twist is going, where that turn will end. We thrash it around in our mind – it could be for days – until suddenly everything clicks back into place and the story takes over again.
Oh, the joy of writing!