It’s a question that stumps a lot of writers and bloggers. Usually, the people who can answer right away are those who are focused on their mission in becoming a writer. But what if you don’t know? What if you just have this “gut” feeling that you want to be one? Is that reason enough to write?
Find Your Reason to Write
Most people have asked themselves why they exist on this planet. Some die and still not know. The others make one up as they go through life. I personally believe that we all have a “mission” in life. It changes as we live and breath. After one “mission” has been accomplished, another comes in. So you think your mission in life is to write…
Why do you write?
People give varying answers such as the ones below:
- To earn a living;
- To be famous;
- To be able to communicate a new idea;
- To communicate with like-minded people;
- To help others by offering them directions;
- To give service to the community;
- To rant.
My reason is simple: I write to help other people in the same boat as I am.I am at a point in my blogging and writing life that I want to learn more about my craft and share it with others.
How Do I Find my Reason to Write?
Go to a silent place and just think. What would writing do for you, and the people around you? Keep it true, don’t censor yourself. If you want to earn money, that’s fine. If you just want to rant on your blog or journal all day, that’s fine as well.
If you don’t get anything at first, give up looking for it. Yes. Give up looking for it. Have you ever lost something and tried your darnest to look for it and fail, only to find it after you gave up? Sometimes, the harder you look the more lost you become. They say the mind works better when relaxed. Try the “incubation” method as well. It works.
Once you’ve found it, it’s time to put it to action. I will be discussing this more in the next post. Until then, write on.