It always surprises me when someone says, "I love to write, but I'm not a writer."
Or, "I'm a great storyteller, but I'm not a writer. "
This statement begs the question: "Are you kidding me?!"
We should all be so lucky or blessed to be able to be able to retell glorious stories from our experiences or our pasts! Half the time, I can't remember what happened this morning!
I was reading the bio of a man on Twitter the other day. In his bio, he said he was a storyteller but not quite a writer. I had to tweet back and tell him that in my book, he is a writer indeed. Stories don't come from nowhere, they start in our minds and hearts.
The storyteller is the best kind of writer of all...he's already painting pictures with his words. If he needs a secretary to sit down and type what he says, so be it, but wouldn't you love to be a writer like him? A storyteller sees things in his mind and weaves them into wonderful memories for others to hold onto or share.
I think most of us are too hung up on the publishing aspect of writing. Yes, it's nice to be published and make money. And yes, for some of us it's a goal. But I get pleasure from writing just for you. I revel in the power or playfulness of words. I wallow in the love of language and joy of writing as a basic form of communication.
How about you? Are you a writer? What are your goals? Do you put too much pressure on yourself and your children? Is writing fun for you or is it a job? Think about it and get back to me. I LOVE TO READ WHAT YOU WRITE!
P.S. I just received my first small check today for my google adsense ads. Small is the key word here. At any rate, thanks to all of you who took a minute to look at the ads that were relevant to you...I truly appreciate the time you took.