What is the secret of writing??? Why do writers write? Many literary writers anchored writing to their daily routines. And yet, the answer remained elusive and ever-changing…
Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write…they must write; and they need no reason to write!!! I find it difficult to believe that I'm something close to a writer; but this hasn't stopped me from dreaming…or blogging.
My reason for writing is mainly neurotic, I suspect: I am never really comfortable speaking about my emotions, so writing allows me to give shape to my emotions –when there’s an inexplicable need to share my fantasies, I use writing as a particular medium-the routine is joyous when it works! I write when I have ideas. I hear voices. And I have learned, shooting little missiles of letters methodically create rhythm of a story/ poem---rhythms that captivate me and my readers. Though, I must confess, writing was easy when no one was reading it. I am self-conscious now :-) But still...
Writing gives me enormous joy, and I'm a much happier homemaker when I'm engaged in it. There's a rich place that connects my head to my heart that I visit when I write. I talk about the images shimmering around the edge of my mind….I shed all wraps of shyness and write whatever comes to my mind–- I first went there when I was seven and wrote a poem.
Today, I write blogs, however badly written…, they are because of my love for playing with words. Sometimes it is difficult, at times it's impossible to come up with anything good. Especially, when I am writing for daily prompts; it's an exercise, all in pursuit to finish a challenge; and sometimes when I read it back, I realize, that I've produced an irresistible filth...yet, I write.
Wonder, if there’s a secret to writing? I suspect there is, but I don't know it. I just spend hours writing and re-writing, and then deleting it all and starting again. I sometimes think there must be an easier way - if anyone knows the secret, please do share through your comments.
Thanks Usha Menon for introducing me to WriteTribe!