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I wanted to post something positive and uplifting for this months IWSG. I know there are a lot of writers/bloggers out there dealing with difficult issues at the moment. Perhaps some, like me, have questioned if writing is really for them. Is it worth all the heartache and rejection? The hours staring at a screen, writing and rewriting till we start to question our own sanity? How much can one person be expected to take before they say enough is enough? Maybe we should just concentrate on 'real' life, think of all the other things we could do with the extra time we would free up if we stopped writing.
But then I read this quote from Enid Bagnold...
Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE, known by her maiden name as Enid Bagnold, was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was filmed in 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor. Wikipedia
And that about sums it up for me. If I stop I'll lose a piece of me. I love to create new characters, new worlds, new scenerios. Writing allows me to see a different view of the world, to experience things that would otherwise be out of my grasp. So I'll keep on going, chasing my rainbow and if all I ever create is a 'cactus' I can live with that.
So who is with me? Let's help each other create the most fantastic bouquet the world has ever seen.