Saturday, September 1, 2012
WRITING.. OR NOT
I had my most productive months writing this year. The enthusiasm for creating something good was fed by the growing viewership of this site. It seemed easy to find a topic and flesh it out. The process is fun when it works like that.
Lately I've been frustrated by the lack of camaraderie among the writers in the area. I began searching out meetings in the writing and poetry worlds and found a few. The people there were nice enough, but I felt like an outsider. Some of the blame goes to me, as I am not trying all that hard to fit in. I can't say that I have EVER really fit in anywhere, doing most things myself. I know if I would participate more, the issue would be less, if not go away all together.
...And THAT is what makes it OK to me.
It is a choice. I don't want a situation to “work” if I have to work at it. Call me lazy but I feel like if something is right, it is naturally easy and fun. Same with writing.
If I have nothing thought-provoking or interesting to me, I would rather not put it on paper. I do not want to write for the sake of writing. There are some that push you to do it every day and. For me, I couldn't disagree more. There is no single right answer for everyone because we are all different. I say, whatever works for YOU, do that and let the crowd do what they do. You MIGHT have a chance to stand out...