I wonder who first said, “I write because I can’t not write.”
Until today, I have never realized the incredible weightiness of that statement.
Of all the things I do/would like to do, I have felt most closely connected with writing. I’ll admit I have planned far more writing projects than I have actually completed – or even begun.
I have a feeling that’s about to change.
When I read books about writing . . . when I attend my monthly writers’ group . . . when I go to the annual Write! Canada conference . . . when I connect with my fellow ROWers . . . of course I get jazzed about writing.
But it’s more than that!
For the first time ever, I feel writing is more than something I want to do or can do. It’s something I must do.
And that is very weighty.
So, this summer, I will read. (The list is extensive.)
. . . and I will write.
I’m not 100 percent certain.
But I will write . . . because I MUST!