I have never done this blogging thing before but I think this website will be useful and would like to contribute.
I have always been a writer - meaning that I write constantly. I didn’t realise I was doing it, or maybe I just thought everyone did it. I can’t help myself I just write about everything and anything. When I left my first husband I wrote about my feelings. When I had my first baby I passed him to the midwife and said “Hold that a minute” so that I could get a pen and paper and write about the experience while it was still fresh. When I am angry with someone I don’t start a row, I write them a letter-( this I find works well as they get the chance to re-read it and know exactly how you feel without the conflict of an argument) I wrote to my ex-husband on many occasions even though we lived in the same house and I even wrote to my best friend once when I was angry with her. (we are still friends)
We often hear of the problem “writer block” but how many people are like me and see the other side of it – when you can’t stop. When it becomes a need and not a desire. It’s like when you wake in the night desperate to pee, I wake in the night desperate to write. (Night time is the write time) When I am in bed and all the days thoughts have gone, that’s when it comes. I cannot sleep. I get up and a sleepy man says “Where are you going?” I reply “I have to write” (he thinks I am mad but has got used to it) I have to give in to it, it’s got to come out and it needs to be saved or it will be lost.
I don’t care about punctuation, editing or spelling if it’s flowing then I capture it - and review it later.
I imagine most people who write are passionate about it and enjoy it but it can consume you. I set off for work thinking I will spend three maybe fours hours at work ( I work for myself, enjoy what I do, and I get paid for it) but after two hours I find myself in my car heading back home because I am missing my laptop!
So am I mad or do you all feel like this?