So, fellow Diva Shannon Delaney posted something this morning and it got me thinking. Her posts usually do that... *wink*
See that icon up there? The blood dripping off of the quill? It doesn't matter what you write, but if you are driven to write, that ink is the same thing that runs through your veins, it's your blood on that page.
What a sacrifice of self to bring these worlds to the page! Why would you do it if you didn't love it?
I didn't love it. For a long time, I hated writing as much as I was driven to do it. It was quite the inner turmoil.
I hated that anything had control over me and it did. I have to write. It's just like saying that I have to breathe. Both are vital life functions. I didn't enjoy the process of writing, I didn't enjoy the characters in my head, it was all a chore that had to be done.
Again, writing was like going #2. It wasn't fun, but it had to be done or it backed up. (I know, always with the butt humor. *g*)
I didn't sell until I loved it.
Perhaps I was dropped on my head as a child, but that light didn't go on for me until just now, reading Shannon's post.
You can't be in this boat for any other reason than True Love. It doesn't matter if you write romance or not, the True Love is with your craft.
During this contest, I fell in love with writing. I fell in love with my characters and their story. I think it shows.
So, take a look today. Are you in love?
Tell me about it!