Writers Write About Writers Writing

Writers write. Writers write and that is why I am a writer. I am a writer because I cannot stop. I am a writer because, for me, there is no sweeter sound than that of my fingers pounding the keyboard. This is what I was meant to do. Whether I am good at it or whether I am bad at it… that does not matter. If I am published by a famous company or by myself it is all just a matter of circumstance. I am a writer because there is no other path for me, no other choice. I am a writer because even when I loathe a sentence or a paragraph that comes from my mind, I secretly love it more than anything, or anyone in the world. I am a writer. This is who I am.

I’ve been watching the special features on the Wonder Boys DVD. I have been avoiding watching the whole film because I wanted to watch it with Stephanie… make an evening out of it. We bought the damn thing almost a week ago now and it never made it into my player until today. Is that ridiculous?

It is ridiculous. After all, the reason I bought it was because its a film about writers and just as Stephanie finds inspiration from movies like Dance With Me and Center Stage, I find inspiration from movies like this. I bought the damn thing because I felt I was on an upswing. I felt that I was about to cross the threshold from the land of negativity into the land of optimism.

I wonder… if I had watched it earlier… would I have avoided days like yesterday?

While watching the special features just now I had myself a deep thought about how writing makes me feel and that’s where all this is coming from. If I could bottle that thought up and keep it on my desk to remind me when days like yesterday happen… If I could do that I think things would be much better.

And things would be much better if I kept my head clear and remembered things like the other thing I just remembered. It’s June, dontcha know, and do you know what that means? I am half-way to my goal of writing an entry a day for the duration of this year.

Now that I really can’t believe.