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Am I writing or am I a writer?

Posted by Allison on November 3, 2009

There have been many times in my life where I have dreamt of becoming a writer. Usually it’s while I”m driving in my car. I no longer have a car so now it happens when I’m on the train. Some days I don’t want update the blog, some WEEKS I don’t ‘feel’ like writing. Usually someone prods me (erin) and I sit down and write something. Today I was chastising a fellow blogger for their lack of update and she responded with “I feel so uninspired lately”. Now this poor kid is in bed with a nasty case of morning sickness so I totally understand that feeling, but what she said stuck with me. That’s exactly how I feel some days. So I”m walking to the train and I thought….that’s the difference between writing and BEING a writer. Writing when your feeling uninspired MAKES you a writer. Writing when you’re inspired is easy. When I’m in the middle of Heidelberg and a guy is singing “let the sunshine in” on an accordion with a German accent THAT blog post practically writes itself. When I walk by the computer 10 times and think ‘meh i should blog’ those are the days I need to sit down and write. If I string enough of those days together then one day, I’ll be a writer.

4 Responses to “Am I writing or am I a writer?”

  1. erin said

    You’ll notice my blog hasn’t been updated since July.

    I have often thought of being a writer as well, then the realization hits me that nobody wants to read my shit, since nobody even reads my blog.

  2. Becks said

    Im definitely not a writer. I used to love writing in high school and I think I was pretty good at it. I used to be so creative with words, but I lost it because I stopped doing it. I definitely write better when I’m passionate or inspired. Oh and when I feel human…that helps 🙂

  3. Ai-Ling said

    i love to write, ya i totally know the feeling of being like “ughh…not now..” its easy to feel that way when writing, but te thing is, even if u r down, or even if the idea you he is stupid, write about it anyways, it really helps a person feel better. I started writing in 8th grade, it was hard with no support and still is. but you have to realize that even if u r alone, doesnt mean that there is no one to support you. i support all writers, despite age, carry on, write about your own funny life experiences,or even any trouble u went through. thats how i really started. i began to keep a journal of events that happened to me, strung them together, and then soon, i had a nice story going.
    Hope i helped.

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