I was reading Annie’s article today Writing to meet your Needs over at the Write Anything site, and it made me ask myself the question “What are my writing Needs?” An answered quite simply as, “I write each day because I’ve challenged myself to do so”…Overcoming the psychological aspects of why one chooses to write; the idea of one’s ego and the thought that, Who cares what I’ve got to say? comes to mind. I often think of writer’s block as not being able to overcome, the thoughts of one’s own ego, an in the fact that, these are my words on the page today.
At times, I really enjoy writing. Other times I cannot seem to get past the internal editor that says These words aren’t good enough! This quote I’ve used over, an over again, throughout my site:
“I consider myself a writer only by default: Because I am writing this and you are reading it, then I guess that makes me a writer.”
Only goes to signify the fact that I can’t even acknowledge myself as a writer, or allow my mind to think of myself as one, because then I’d have to prove it and write something. But my mind will allow me to practice writing each day, as long as I don’t get too serious about the label, as writer.
I really liked Annie’s theme today of looking at the psychological aspects of writing. I’ve been trying to practice writing therapy at my site for quite some time. But for now I’ll just keep my blog theme of Writing just to Write as it seems to supply my needs to keep writing each day.
Thanks for Listening,