Why do people constantly put writers down? Have you ever noticed the reaction that non-readers have when you say you’re a writer? Most of the time avid readers are excited and want to know more. But people that don’t read a lot just look at you like you’ve grown a set up horns.
For me it’s hard work to be a writer, an accountant, a children’s minister, a wife and a mom. Not to mention doing housework, finances for our Church and just living. But if it’s your dream and passion you do it through all the madness.
A writer’s life is a challenging one, especially if it’s not your full time job. Finding time to put your thoughts on paper is sometimes the real challenge. As for me it’s usually at night when my family is watching television or after they go to bed. A lot of my writing is done on Saturday after the housework is done and Sunday afternoon. But notes can be found everywhere because as a writer thoughts come into my head and I write them down for future use. Maybe it’s a picture I see, or a phrase I think would work in a scene or even a new book idea.
The fun part of being a writer is when you start building a fan base. The first time a fan emailed me I giggled a lot. It’s so nice to know someone likes your writing. I’m basically a humble person. I had a friend ask me the other day why I didn’t tell her I’m publishing books. I told her I just didn’t want to sound like I was bragging. She laughed and said well its bragging time. I just ducked my head and ran J
So, if you’re a writer, enjoy it. Make time for it and maybe even a special place to write. Mine is on the couch in the recliner with my ear buds in listening to the music I write by. That’s another post altogether.
As always, good writing and May God Bless You…
3 thoughts on “The Challenge of Creativity”
🙂 I do enjoy writing even if I’m sometimes too lazy to admit it.
Once I announced to my sister in law that my book was getting published and without looking at me she said, “Oh really? That’s nice.” And went back to baking meatloaf. I’m still beside myself.
I also have pretty much sworn off Facebook, because most people on there do not comment or even look at the posts I put about writing or my books or related subject matter. Recently, I published another book and announced it on Facebook. Almost total radio silence. I figured at least my real world friends on there would “like” it or say congratulations or something. Then it hit me. They’re jealous. So, the next day my buddy from high school calls me up and what does he say, “That’s really cool on your book. I have to admit, I’m a little jealous. I have always wanted to write a book.” He said it twice.
So…I feel you.