Tuesday, June 3, 2008

$1,000,000.00

Awhile back, as I was struggling to figure out my writing life, I became enlightened to what writing means to me. I asked myself this question: If someone said to me, "Look, I'll give you a million dollars right here and now, but the only thing you have to do is never write again," would I take it? I immediately knew the answer...'No'. I wouldn't take the money (aside from extreme circumstances involving family, of course).

To live a life without writing would tear me apart. At that very moment I knew that writing was my life purpose and there was no way I could back down from it.

I think this is an excellent way to determine what we are all passionate about. What would we give up to ensure we live out our passions and our dreams?

3 comments:

Meghna said...

I think serious writers are really passionate about their writing, which is part & parcel of their life. So, you are right in saying that it is impossible to stop writing for any writer, come what may. Great thoughts!

Ian said...

You raise a great point, Tamara. I can imagine myself stranded alone on an island somewhere, scratching out stories onto pieces of bark just because if I didn't I'd go crazy and start talking to volleyballs or something. :)

Ian

The Writing Muse said...

Thanks, Meghna.

And Ian, you make me laugh.