Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Drunk on Writing

I realized something huge last week. I love writing.

What? You think I should have already known that? Well, of course I *knew* it, but the realization was more about how writing makes me feel GREAT!

Here's what happened: I had a hard time getting out of bed. The to-do list was long for the day (as it is most days), and I just didn't want to get up and face it. I wasn't depressed, but I recognized something was different that morning. The previous several days, I had hopped right out of bed, excited to get to my computer and continue the revisions that have been going SO WELL! So, that dreary morning, I realized the gloom was rooted in the fact that I would have NO time to write that day. I knew that when I went to bed the previous night, and so... what was the point in getting out of bed?! HA.

Seriously. When I *know* that I get to write for a certain time period, or even snippets throughout the day, I feel more alive and motivated.

I'm in love with writing, and while I don't do drugs or drink alcohol... I found this quote that is perfect for today:

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury

How does writing influence your emotions? Do you have a favorite quote about writing? Share!


  1. Oh, this is so true. I get moody if I'm away from my WIP too long. Separation anxiety and all that. I just don't feel right all day. But sometimes I must admit I do have wine or a crown and coke but hey, its only occasionally. Tuesday's are an occasion right? And Friday's but only every other Friday because my Hubby's home from work and we've knighted him, he's actually now held in a higher esteem as "Sir Pours A Lot." And then Saturdays...well that's an occasion because there's that thing on Saturday's, I just can't remember what that thing is exactly, but...hum...I'm going to stop now:)

  2. How I LOVE Ray Bradbury! That is so perfect. And I know what you mean about being energized by writing and bummed by knowing you won't have time to write on that particular day. Like today, sigh, I may not get to my writing, with one thing or another...gotta power through it and reach TOMORROW, when I can write. *grin*

    Thanks again for the bloggy award. I've linked to you today from my post!
    Artzicarol Ramblings

  3. I hear you. I get so angry on the days I have to work because I have to move things around so I can write! I have too much to do!

  4. Great Bradbury quote. He remains one of my favorite writers.

    Writing keeps me sane. I must write. Can relate to your blueness at a lack of time for it.

  5. That's one of my favorite quotes!

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who has a hard time getting out of bed when writing is no where on the agenda!


  6. Wow, what a great quote. I think I'll be sharing that with my rhetoric classmates! And I hope you get the time you need for writing! :)