Writing group prompt – Why I write

The one writing group I’m in has a prompt for every month.  This month’s was “Why I write?” I came up with the following:

At first, I was going to say I write because it’s fun, but that’s not true.  Yes, coming up with story ideas and exploring the plot possibilities is fun, but I’m taking writing to mean putting words on a page or a screen.  Most times that is the opposite of fun, i.e., work.  For the last few months I’ve been trying to write something every day, even if it’s just a sentence.  But after a day of splitting firewood or suffering through a cold, writing a sentence can be on par with pulling teeth.

So why do I put up with it?  Because I have so many ideas in my head it feels like it will explode if I don’t get some of them out.  It’s a losing battle, but what else am I going to do?


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