Welcome back to another week of the #MFRWauthor blog hop. This is week 26, the halfway point in this 52 week hop. That means half the year is already over! How is that possible?
This week's topic I'm sure will garner a lot of interesting posts.
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Did I have to stop and think about all the reason why I chose to do this? No. Honestly this topic didn't give me pause like some others have. Some people will say they've always written. That they didn't choose to write, writing chose them. It comes as natural to them as breathing, etc. That's not me. None of it. Do I enjoy writing, yes of course...most days. Other days I say damn it all to hell and scream from the mountain tops. Okay, not really that bad, but some times it's frustrating.
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Over the course of this blog hop we talked about writing processes. Some are planners and know just about every detail for the book before they even sit at the keyboard. Others are pantsers (that's me) and they sit and just start writing based on some general idea. While some are some sort of combination of the two.
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Each one of these quotes sums up my general feelings. My characters are about 98% in control of the story. Sure I have an idea of how I want things to go and if they agree then it works out, but if they don't. please refer to above with the frustrations and screaming. I write, but it's their story to tell so I have to let them tell it. Think that's why I go with first person POV, they should tell their story. When I get a story idea it's usually because a character is telling me they want to be heard. In the beginning they are super talkative, but as things get more in depth, well issues arise and it's a battle to work things out. I know, I know, I probably sound like a crazy person talking like they are real, but it is what it is. I fully admit most days I have no control.
So back to the question at hand as to why I write, simply put, I write because they tell me too.
I may not have always had this need to tell stories, to bring characters to life, but now that I do, they won't let me stop. I enjoy it. Even with the frustrations, writer's block, self-doubt, and all the other things that can cause me grey hair. At the end of the day I still enjoy it. I enjoy the satisfaction of giving life to something that didn't exist before.
So why do you write? Be sure to stop by and see what the other authors say are their reasons for writing.
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