It’s said that writers don’t just want to write. Rather, they need to write. I’m always skeptical of this sort of stuff as, to me, writing is like any endeavour. You do it or you don’t. It’s likely that you procrastinate over it, look forward to it, and enjoy or hate it, all at different times. At least that’s what I’d like to believe.
But I have to confess that I feel soooooo much better this afternoon than I have for the past couple weeks. We’re in the middle of renovations that I’ve talked about here in the context of said renovations getting in the way of my writing. Sunday, though, we got to a stage where we could actually start storing our sofas and TV in the living room rather than having them fill the kitchen. I literally danced around the kitchen floor when it became available again. Eating nuked frozen meals, grilled cheese sandwiches and hot dogs is not my style so getting the telephone and coffee maker off the stove top was a watershed moment.
So, what does this have to do with writing? Absolutely nothing, which is the point. All this has kept me from writing except for a couple of short blog posts – until today. We decided to ‘take the day off’ which manifest itself in my wife and daughter going to a strawberry farm to pick strawberries, one of the pleasures of living in Quebec.
I stayed home, all alone, well almost. I had my laptop and Scrivener, so I did some outlining and some WRITING!!! It felt soooooo good. I wrote only a couple thousand words but the spring is back in my step and maybe, just maybe, there’s something to that ‘writers need to write’ stuff.