Sorry for being late, been having a few issues with my computer.
Last week, Neil used a phrase, “You get what you are willing to pay for.” That discussion was about difficult topics and subjects. I’d like to go to an opposing corner this week. I agree with Neil, we choose to do things because we gain something from the activity. But, because each of us is an individual, the things that are gained may be very different.
This week, I’d ask you to tell us about the part of the writing process that brings you the most satisfaction, delight, or pleasure. There are a lot of things that I like about writing, but I think the one I enjoy most is the learning process that takes place. Whether it is about an unfamiliar topic, or about my own person, I think that is the main reason I keep coming back to do this thing we all do. Of course, there is also the adulation of my few fans. That’s nice too, lol.
There is another thing that has mostly to do with writing poetry. I really get a kick out of making metaphors that work. A deep sense of satisfaction when things connect and make sense. I guess that is part of the learning process I was speaking of earlier. I really do like those light bulbs switching on and spreading their warmth.
So, for this week, which part of the writing process are you willing to pay for in time, effort, frustration, solitude, and all the rest of it?
The mic is open: