I love writing. I’ve said that before and I’ll say it again. And I am fortunate enough to do what I love, every day. But some days I feel like I’m missing something.
In my work, I am fortunate enough to wear several hats, including video post-production, audio and voiceovers, research, editing, and of course, writing. This past week, there was less writing (actual writing; lots of everything else) and I was feeling blue. I was wondering why, as I sat and worked on my blog posts in the evening. Soon enough, I began to feel more myself. The light comes on!
I am a writer. I love to write. I live to write. But some days, composition doesn’t get the time it desires as other projects and to-do’s get in the way. Luckily, there is an easy solution. Sit down, and put something on paper. Take a few minutes and unleash a pen on paper, or your fingers on a keyboard. Put some words down, no matter what they are or how they flow. Just write. Just DO what you DO.
That is when writing, for a writer, is rewarding – when we actually write. Granted, we should all be so lucky to do what we love every minute of every day… but alas. Like the hockey player who watches video footage all day but didn’t get to take any shots, or the musician who worked on theory all day but never got to play a single note, sometimes other things must come first. But that doesn’t mean that writing doesn’t come at all.
Take a few minutes, and just write. You will feel rewarded.