“Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.” -Sharon O’Brien
Lately, I have been dedicating most of my spare time to my various writing projects and I realized, when talking about this a little with a coworker the other day, that I have never been happier and I have rarely felt as productive. So today I wanted to pick out a quote that shows the pure joy of writing, and I found them perfectly here in Sharon O’Brien’s words. This describes the feeling I’ve had lately perfectly. I cannot wait to wake up in the morning, settle in with my coffee, and get a lot of writing done, do some reading, post on my blog, and write some more. Today is the perfect sort of day for that; I work later in the afternoon, so I can spend all morning on my writing and reading, go to work and feel like I’ve contributed at least a little bit of something to my funds, and, when I come home, I’ll get a chance to write a little bit again before I go to bed, and then I can wake up and do the same thing again.
I feel like it’s been a very long time, indeed, since I’ve felt this passion just about writing, and it’s exhilarating and wonderful. I hope it sticks around, but I think the big difference is that I’ve made a big change in my life, in a small way. The writing is the thing now; it is the focus of my energy and the most important thing, and all the quotes from authors talking about how the writing must come first make so much more sense to me now. It’s wonderful. So pardon me while I gush a little and share this quote to also help inspire others to get to a point where you can’t wait to wake just so you can see what you’re going to write.
Actually, this reminds me of another one of my favourite quotes, which doesn’t have to deal with writing directly, unless you consider writing can be a love just as much as anything:
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Suess
And, last but definitely not least, I’d like to thank KP Simmons for the subscribe! Great to have you aboard and I look forward to reading your blog, too! Initialed names for the win! And apologies for everyone for not getting a chance to respond to comments lately; all that pesky work is getting in my way.