November 12, 2010 | By: Tracy

Do You Ever Get Tired of TALKING About Writing?

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!!

6 witty remarks:

Candyland said...

I completely agree. I def. get tired of talking about it and reading about it, etc.

Misty Waters said...

Oh, no. I never get tired of talking about writing. After all . . . it's all about me and what better subject is there? LOL, well, no, I guess there are far superior subjects, but still. I started the blog to talk about the things I'm passionate about b/c my friends were growing bored. Do I need the followers? Nah. Do I need the comments? Sometimes. Who doesn't like validation? Am I getting things off my chest? Absofrickinlutely. And my friends are better off for it. :)

Melissa said...

I did a post about this a couple months ago. I don't like writing. I'm not a writer. I'm a story-teller and to me, they are very different.

SOmetimes I get tired of all the writing talk but then again, I look at how far I've come since reading all of this about writing. My writing has improved. So, you know what? I'm going to keep at it.

KarenG said...

I know just what you mean. Yes yes and yes.

adam.purple said...

Book signing road trip? Author? Where to?

Terry Towery said...

I'm blogging less often these days and writing MORE often. I always feel sort of guilty when I'm writing a blog about my writing instead of actually, you know, writing. ;)

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