I’ve never been one for plotting outlines or charting character arcs. I’m a writer, not a planner, which, ironically, is my poetry and my pain-point.
I’m honest though, I tell the truth even when I erect fictional worlds around it. That’s the art of story telling, the skull and bones of it.
My opinion on AI generated art is the same as my opinion on plagiarism—sure they can steal your work, but they can never replicate it because they don’t have your voice.
I write to hone my voice and be shown new ones. I write to uncover stories like an archeologist. That’s the intangible thing that robots will never understand—stories are stored inside of people.
Mine are buried deep in my bones and it’s fascinating as fuck to witness what emerges. I mean, I genuinely enjoy it, and I’m not sure that’s something I want to be paid for. I don’t want to be paid to write a specific thing. I want to write what I want, period.
So writing as a hobby may one day pay, but I’m totally at peace with the fact that it may not. I may never pay my bills by writing poetry. I may never pay my bills by writing volumes upon volumes of erotica, yet the vision of these things being written remains.
Whatever I’m doing, I know I’ll be writing. I’ll wring some other skills dry for paychecks and keep writing for pleasure, for myself.
12 thoughts on “Write for Me”
This is so inspirational. I started writing as therapy, and it’s always going to stay therapy. Perhaps I may turn something into a book one day, but the thought of needing to make money from it certainly puts a blanket on the fire.
Yessss, the therapeutic value is much greater than any monetary value. Writing what I think “will sell” completely sucks the fun out of it and makes me not wanna write at all.
100% agree… though there is always the option to develop products based on what we write… some coffee mugs perhaps… 😘
I think that’s a better way to make money from what you write
Merch does sound like a fun idea as well as a great opportunity to be creative 😎
and potentially humourously amorous…
Beautifully written and agree wholeheartedly.
Writing is truly therapeutic and helps me process complex thoughts and feelings like nothing else. I may not be able to always voice what is going through this head of mine, but when I sit down to write, it all comes bubbling to the surface and just beings to make sense to me…..and My Sir.
Yesss, strange and beautiful how it heals us in that way 😁
Thank-you for finding the perfect words to describe how I feel.
My pleasure. I’m glad you share the sentiment.
Keep the words flowing 🙂