" A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." -Mignon McLaughlin
The same is true of writing.
When I was a little kid, I'd plop my notebook on my bedroom floor and write for hours. Getting lost in my imagination was the coolest thing ever, it allowed me to travel without having to leave my room! At about seven years old I learned that by creating characters, worlds, and exciting adventures... I was free to go anywhere.
That's when I fell in love with writing.
Years later, I'm an adult who, after working from 8-5 in a boring office and then fighting traffic to return to the place that I'm supposed to call "home," is not only super tired, but...empty.
At that point, how do you, instead of diving into a bowl of nachos while watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, sit at your computer and write a story?
Well, there are plenty of days when the nacho thing happens...but sometimes I forgo spilling cheese on my shirt while watching grown women act like over-dressed rabid Chihuahua's and I write.
The thing that motivates me to write is a recollection of my early first love of writing and the desire to revisit that feeling.
So, when I sit down and start to type, after about five minutes I'm no longer "empty", I'm falling in love all over again.
But enough of my yammering on about myself, what about you?
When did you first fall in love with writing?
Over the years, how has the relationship been?
Ever taken a break, seen other people, and then gotten back together to find the passion rekindled?
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