Hi, my name is Polly and I am addict. I am addicted to Writing. (And reading, but this post is about writing, so we’ll get to the Reading addiction at a different time.) I LOVE to write. I love writing about myself. I love writing just for the sake of writing. I love words. I love running words together and seeing what results from the words I put together. I love the act of typing words on my computer. I still love writing by hand because there is just something about the appearance of my handwriting that says more than the words on the page are able to say about my emotional state at the moment of my writing. I don’t write by hand so much anymore, but every so often, I will still pick up a notebook and pen (usually pink) and write my little heart out.
I am in the mood to write just about ALL the time. I would rather write than do so many other things. I think that everything I write should be read by EVERYONE. That is not to say that I think my writing is better (or worse) than anyone else’s; it’s simply that I love to write so very much that I want to share that love with others. I want others to feel it as they read what I have written and get excited about their own hobby–whatever it is that they feel passionate about–and DO IT!!! I want to share the joy I have in the simple act of writing.
I know not everyone loves to write as I do. That’s okay. That is as it should be. We should all have something that we do, though, that we LOVE to do–and we should DO IT. There is no greater drug in the world than doing what you LOVE to do, what you are passionate about.
It is not about writing THE “Great American Novel” for me. (Don’t get me wrong, though. If that were to happen, it would thrill my soul!) It is not about BEING a great writer or even being recognized as a [great] writer. Sure it would be nice if my name was as popular on the lips of readers as that of Stephen King, J. K. Rowling, Jodi Picoult’s, or even John Greene’s. But more than being recognized as a writer, I simply LOVE TO WRITE.
Writing, for me, is the same as breathing. I HAVE TO DO IT or die. I love to do it. I want to write. I can’t wait until I come to a place in my day when/where I can sit down and just write. It doesn’t matter what I write. It doesn’t matter if what I write has any substance or will be read by anyone but me. I simply want to WRITE.
I find that everything else in my life (except reading) tends to get pushed to the side and much lower on my list of priorities because Writing is THE priority for me. I love it! If you read what I write, thank you. I hope something about it is enjoyable for you because I sure had fun writing it!!!