I love to write.
Actually that's not true.
I find it difficult and frustrating.
But still I write.
Maybe it's just the fantasy of writing an amazing novel and become very rich. Maybe it's the fantasy of being admired for being so wise and funny and clever ( and rich ).
So why do I write?
It's not fun, I don't enjoy it. It takes effort and discipline. It's risking making a fool of myself.
One thing I do know.
Writing helps me to distance myself, from myself, my life, my feelings.
When it's on the page I can analyse it, it brings everything into perspective.
That is good enough reason to write.
And maybe it turns out to be brilliant and I will make lots of money, and it will be turned into a movie and......
(I blame J.K. Rowling.)
Here are some of my favorite links on writing:
On writing historical fiction
On finishing your novel
Jim Butcher's blogposts on writing a novel
How Writing Really Works by Diana Gabaldon
and much more here :
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