Tuesday, June 3, 2008


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?


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. :)


The Writing Muse said...

Thanks, Meghna.

And Ian, you make me laugh.