Thursday, December 9, 2010

Top Ten Things I Love About Writing

Sorry for the late post today. Kid D is sick and that slows everything down.

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Sometimes I wonder to myself about why I write. It goes something like this:

Me: Why do I do this?

Other me: Because you are a crazy person.

Me: Well, yeah, but other than that.

Other me: Ummmm. You like pain?

Me: No. That can't be it. Try again. There must be a reason.

Other me: You sinned in a past life and must pay for eternity?

Me: What? Are you sure you're not the crazy person?

Other me: Whatever. You like this, and you know it.

Me sighing then grinning: It's true. Maybe I do like pain.

So, here is my top ten things I like about writing list.

1: I can do it in my pjs.

2: I can eat lots of snacks and say I"m feeding my brain. Yum.

3: People look at you like you are a crazy person. This is quite fun. You should try it sometime.

4: You get to be lots of different people every day. Who would want to be just one? Sheesh.

5: You get to live in cool new places in your mind--all while dressed in pjs and eating snacks at home.

6: Words are delicious.

7: So are stories.

8: Creating is magical, and we all need a little magic in our lives.

9: It makes me happy. :)

10: What could be better than getting paid to daydream?

There you have it. Why do you write, or paint, or create music, or whatever it is you do to enrich your life? What spurs you on in your quest for success?

13 comments:

Cherie said...

"People look at you like you are a crazy person. This is quite fun. You should try it sometime."
I have to add that this has always been quite motivating to you, even before becoming a writer. Gummy dinosaurs come to mind. Hahahahaha ;-)

LeishaMaw said...

Cherie, gummy dinos are great tools. LOL.

Jonene Ficklin said...

Oh, wow. Let's see. Because it helps me breathe, it makes me smile, I have complete control for a short time, I can go anywhere and do anything, escapism, therapy, and definitely pj's and yummy treats! Great blog!

Patti said...

I think the biggest thing is that it makes me happy.

LeishaMaw said...

Jonene, breathing is always good. :)

Patti, my hubby can always tell when I've had a good writing day. I'm just more alive, and it comes out in grins.

L.T. Elliot said...

Maybe you're crazy and like pain but those other 10 reasons sound pretty fabulous to me. And to top it off, you're one of the best at what you do, Leisha. Seriously. At least you can say that you do something you love and you do it WELL!

LeishaMaw said...

L.T., you are awesomeness personified. Thanks. And right back at you. :)

Carolyn V. said...

Ohhhh! I love your list! I just love it and can't ever stop writing. It makes something inside of me spark. =)

LeishaMaw said...

Carolyn, I love a good spark, they bring some sizzle to life. :)

Clancy said...

couldn't have said it better!

LeishaMaw said...

Clancy, :)thanks.

Mark Andrew Edwards said...

I write because I have to. The words won't stay inside anymore.
I write even if there isn't an audience.
I write to entertain myself, to dream on electronic paper, to see the things I want to see and bring to life people who should exist.

Well...you ASKED.

LeishaMaw said...

Mark, I did ask, and I'm so glad you answered! And I have to say ditto that! The words have to be written. It is like breathing. :)

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