As I read this month copy of The Writer’s Magazine an article jumped to my attention. In it the author tells of some famous writers who found writing sheer torture while other thought of it as a joyful process.
That got me thinking about how I feel about writing. I certainly love writing the first draft, even if it can be frustrating at times, but loath editing/revising. Nothing makes me happier than encountering new characters, discovering new vistas and exploring new situations. Nothing ticks me off more than the abject horror of dangling participles, bad grammar and senseless sentence construction. So I understand why writing can be both a Joy and a Pain. But the Joy exceeds the Pain, because without it I don’t think writing would be worth it.
So what is writing to you?
And why not spread a little joy with a bit of Armin van Buuren: