The more I write, the more I discover why I write. There are a number of reasons for writing, and it seems that my reasons continue to multiply as I go.
- I write because I like doing it. I enjoy writing in general - the construction of sentences, the interplay of words, imagining news ways to develop an idea - it is intoxicating to me.
- It gives me a sense of accomplishment when I finish a piece or a blog posting. There is a definite end to a piece, like anything that can be finished (unlike the dishes which is a never-ending kind of torment).
- If it makes one person happy or gets someone to reconsider something in a way they hadn't previously, I feel good. In short, I like changing the world by putting my thoughts into it.
- Writing is a way for me to explore issues with which I have difficulty. I am better able to process information, resolve problematic situations, and understand my own feelings on a matter when I explore it on the page. This can be done in a blog posting, a story, or a poem.
- I must get my creative juices out. Without a creative outlet, I feel incomplete. I feel like I am less successful at interacting with the world, and therefore am less a part of it when I cannot create. Writing is my preferred form of expression, and therefore a necessary thing for me to do daily.