Let me preface this post by saying, this is not me complaining or whining...nor does it mean I'm thinking about ditching the blog. Not my intention at all. I'm just in an introspective mood today, I guess.
I love writing.
Actually, no I don't. I love story-telling.
Writing is the tool I use to make that happen...because the days of the roving story tellers (bards, I believe they were called) are over, and no one is going to pay you to tell stories around a campfire anymore (not that I think they ever paid for that before, but whatever). So whether you want to tell a story through creating movies, television shows, or books...writing is the process of making that happen.
Sometimes it's wonderful.
Sometimes it's a pain in the ass.
But overall I enjoy it. We ALL do, otherwise we wouldn't put ourselves through the stress. And there is ALWAYS stress.
And I enjoy blogging about the journey and reading the blogs of others doing the same thing. I don't just do it to get "followers". I only read and comment if I find the topic interesting or really enjoy the person. (And sometimes both of those criteria apply and I just don't have the time to get around to them all)
But there are some days, where I just don't feel like TALKING about writing. Some days when I feel like, "why would anyone really care to listen to what I think about (insert topic here)?"
There are some days when I read a post by someone else and wonder if it's really good advice or just more misinformation from someone who means well, but doesn't truly know any more about this whole process than I do. (For the record, there is no post or person that has me thinking this exact thought at this moment -- you can relax -- but it has happened on occasion before)
Just wondering if anyone else ever has those days/feelings when they wonder if they're better off DOING and not TALKING?
On a fun side note, I may be in the process of planning my first road trip to go to a book signing!! I've gone on the road to see boybands before, but never a writer. This is exciting. Details to come later.
Happy Friday, All!!