This month’s optional question: What would make you quit writing?
I’m having an interesting time in life, one of those transition points. Summer is here. No more mask requirements where I live. Travel is cautiously allowed.
I get to go see the people I want to see from time to time, in small doses. I’m rethinking what to do with my free time. Now, that I have all these options. (And coming up with creative excuses to mostly remain a hermit. Old habits die hard or not at all.)
I can imagine giving up a lot of things, but I cannot imagine giving up writing. That would be like giving up water or air.
I remember someone once told me that I would probably go crazy if I stopped writing. I was going through a “I give up and I am a horrible writer” phase. The person said, if you do that, with all the thoughts you have, you will explode! Which I realized was true. It is literally a compulsion for me. I can’t not. I can not share, but I can’t not write.
It actually makes me feel better to know that. I get nervous if I don’t have pen and paper on hand. (I prefer old school to distracting electronic devices for Just Writing.)
What about you? Are you a writer? Can you imagine not being? Happy IWSG Day!