…to which Denelle (who is a fabulous writer) replied…
Denelle’s tweets made me feel a bit sick inside…like I’m some kind of fraud.
Because if I want to call myself a writer, shouldn’t I want to write? Shouldn’t I have to write?
But I don’t. So I replied…
And as difficult as that is to admit to a group of writers that I admire, that is my truth.
I don’t love writing.
But oftentimes, I love the final product.
I don’t write because it feels good while I’m doing it.
I don’t write because I am compelled to.
I write because I often don’t know exactly what I’m thinking or feeling until I do.
Because I want my children to have these words…to know how central they were to my life.
But not because I enjoy it.
Because I really don’t.
How about you?