We are born as writers.
We will die as writers.
We are wholly dedicated to the life of writing.
(Warning: this video contains blood. Should I mention the people munching too?)
(Now that’s a life dedicated to writing…)
Writers write until the day they die. Nothing can contain or stop the wild words in their hearts. Writing makes up the core of a writer’s existence — its in their blood, in the very breath of their life.
We have ink in our veins and pens for fingers. Words flow effortlessly through our brains and onto paper. A habit that is uncontrollable, unbreakable, untamable.
Imaginations illuminate our worlds, a never ending cinema in our minds. Stories eternally unfurl from a reel and we must share the script with the Universe. Through the written form, we bring new realities to life.
Yes, there are days when we are in a slump. There are days when the words are in a traffic jam and we can’t even spell them out. There are even days when we think that the words have completely disappeared, but in reality, they never abandoned us. They are always there, just sometimes hiding in the dark recesses of our minds… watching, waiting, building up for the pivotal moment of release.
When blocked, we must find that spark and light the fuse to burst the dam. Force the flood of words back into our lives. Read poetry, take a hike, sing a tune, drink a coffee, do cartwheels, or go bungee jumping. Do something exhilarating to invite the muse and turn on the flow of words.
Writers always persevere. Keep positive and keep productive because writers can’t ever stop writing. Our brains won’t allow us. The words won’t allow us.
When the day comes that we finally do stop writing, that’s the day we die.
Write until you die… or are eaten by Titans.
I’ll keep writing, but I’m gonna try to avoid being eaten…if that’s ok 🙂
Best to do that, Dan. Getting eaten looks slightly painful.
Beautifully said, Amanda. Here’s what I loved most, “Writers always persevere.”
Thanks, Marcy! Somehow we writers always do.
You’re welcome, Amanda. It’s good to see all the Sarcastic Muses back in action.
Happy to be back, Marcy! We have missed everyone!
I love reading your work Amanda!
I appreciate that, Terry!