If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Why I write blogfest ENTRY

Going with this weeks blogfest flow I am participating in Kayeleen's Why I write Blogfest.
This week is a treat to myself for working so hard in my Summer Classes.


Here is why I write:

 I write to let go of my stress. Sometimes just the feeling of a pen in my hand scribbling aimlessly on paper drifting in and out of words relaxes me. The ache in my back slides down the pen to disappear in stark white sheets.


I write to express emotions. Sometimes I can't cry, all I can do is write and write until my hand cramps and I have pages of fear, regret, or happiness sitting in front of me.


 I write to enjoy new places, ideas, and characters. I enjoy trying my hand at all the little butterflies gliding through my thoughts whispering ideas.


 When I write stories- I write in hope- Hope that someone will enjoy it someday. Hope that a reader can relate to my characters feelings. Hope that I will create something I can be proud of.


 And honestly no matter how awful it reads to me, or how many mistakes I make- writing is the one thing in this world I can do just for me. I can choose to share or keep it secret and that choice is a freedom.

31 comments:

Old Kitty said...

These are amazing reasons for writing creatively! Thanks for sharing! Take care
x

Alleged Author said...

"I can choose to share or keep it secret and that choice is a freedom."

This is why I love writing, too. If I don't want to share it, I don't have to share it. Great post!

Suze said...

'When I write stories- I write in hope-'

I love this, Summer. Very nice.

Linny said...

I can totally understand what you're saying Summer, except the back ache sliding down the pen. I'm afraid, the act of picking up a pen gives me finger cramps. Gimme my keyboard I say! :-)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I love this! Writing is the thing I do just for myself, too. It lets me explore things I have experienced and felt.

Thanks for joining the blogfest.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I write to see adventures I've not read. (Does that make sense?)

M Pax said...

Fabulous reasons, Summer. You remind me of stressful times when I would take a pen to paper at wee hours of the morning, because I couldn't sleep. I then started telling myself stories at night and it'd put me to sleep. Now I write them down. :)

Beverly Diehl said...

Greetings, Summer! I love the tactile way your express your writing experience, and admire you for still going old school, pen on paper.

Writing is indeed a freedom, a wonderful one.

Nice to e-meet you through this blogfest! Writing in Flow

Madeleine said...

Oh I like the 'share or keep a secret' idea too :O)

jan said...

You just about covered it all, Summer. I like the part about hope the best! Sometimes, after pouring put all the bad stuff, I tell myself, "Enough!" And that helps me look on the bright side of things...and that gives me hope.
Thanks for the post. Nice meeting you!

cherie said...

Right on, Summer! I also write to express emotions. There was a point in my life when I was hurting a lot and had no one to talk to. I wrote pages after pages of words and it was my relief.

Thanks for sharing your reasons! They are great ;)

Christine Tyler said...

What a lovely perspective...I like the ability to use writing to emote, even instead of crying. Very cool.

Tara Tyler said...

i have one class left myself this month =)
wonderful expression of why you write!

Sharon - Grandma is a Writer said...

Lots of great reasons, Summer. Enjoyed reading them.

Krispy said...

Those are great reasons to write, and I feel very much the same. Writing is so cathartic, and it can be as personal and as public as you want. :)

Donna Hole said...

I think you hit on several of the reasons I write - and you've expressed the sentiments well. Thanks for sharing this.

.........dhole

Alana said...

I love how your reasons are stated simply, but you explain them with such a poetic voice. Really lovely.

Jules said...

Very valid reasons my friend and the freedom is the point isn't it?! The ability to put in words what heart does sing and know that song is all your own. :)

Fairy WAVES!!!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Liesl said...

This is beautiful. You have a lovely, ethereal voice.

Misha said...

Great answer!

Writing also releases my stress. Sometimes I get so used to it that I take it for granted. Until I can't write for a few days.

:-)

N. R. Williams said...

All excellent reasons for writing and well put. I wish the back thing would work for me, I might get more done on those painful days.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

MISH said...

Lovely post ! I especially like the final paragraph and the idea that nobody will ever be able to take your writing away from you !! No matter what else happens in life !

Ann Best said...

Yes, Summer. Writing is always there for us. Something we can always do no matter how young or how old we are. You keep writing, and you can only get better and better at it. Never give up!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.
Happy Fourth of July!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful, and I totally agree. Writing is something special, something that sets us free. :)

Morgan said...

Those are some great reasons to write. I write for many of the same. It's such a great tool to help with stress and emotions, and such a great way to express creativity. Nice post :)

JJ said...

No need to wait. I enjoy your writing now.

Beth said...

Great reasons to write and good luck with the college homework.
bethfred.com

cleemckenzie said...

Your reasons for writing are wonderful and you sound like you're enjoying the ride. See you at #WS4U and hope you'll stop by and say hi at the WriteGame.

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I wish I had that passion.

Kristi said...

This was beautiful!!!

You described it perfectly. New follower here!

Thanks for sharing!

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