Oct 7, 2011
Life and Writing
If you haven't heard the song, here are the first few lyrics -
"Love and marriage, love and marriage,
Go together like a horse and carriage.
This I tell ya, brother, you can't have one without the other."
So what? I had this song in my head all day, but I was substituting life and writing. The fact that the syllables worked out perfectly may have made me giggle. But the point is, it got me thinking.
I have had lots of life. Okay, I'm only 33, but still. My life was becoming so full of life that it was losing value to me. It was just a thing I was doing because I was still living.
Over the last month or two, I have been steadily increasing my dedication to my writing. And life is happy again. Stressful, yes, but happy stressful.
Yes, there is such a thing.
I just attended a conference, UVU Book Academy, that has me so energized about writing that even though it has been a long week, I'm strangely excited about life. The conference presenters talked several times about how the process is hard, and requires dedication and working through tough times and I'm completely rejuvenated.
I realized that life without writing isn't complete.