As Jack Thorne mentioned in the previous post, he and I once had a discussion about our favourite quotes on the theme of writing. In return for his being so candid and revealing his to you, I decided to do the same.
So here's the quotation I shared with him a while ago.
It's from the writer Thomas Mann [probably best known for the novella Death In Venice] and it states that:
"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people".
I'd told Jack that I liked those words so much that, one day, I was going to put them on a canvas and hang it on my office wall. And, true to my word ......
.......... I did: The only issue I have with it is that when other people see it ... I worry if being judged for recognising myself as a 'writer'.It's the same sort of thought process that I think Dina Wakley touched upon when she introduced herself in her guest post yesterday : "I'm Dina. An artist. Sort of". Sort of. When, to the rest of us there's no doubt about it.
I just need to brave and say: I'm Julie. I write stuff.
Therefore I am a writer ...... and I like this quote because that's exactly how I feel when I sit down to write something ... ...... because working with words and shaping them into sentences, paragraphs, articles, blog posts and stories means something to me ....
.... and that's why it's so hard to do. Because ..... if it meant nothing to me I could just sit down and not care what came out when I wrote ... ... .... but, you see, the thing is .... I'm a writer .... and writers should care about what they write.
Just in case you wanted proof that it actually hangs on my wall, there's it is in my office at the moment .... please bear in mind that I've been busy planning a 2.5 day blog party and haven't had much free time to tidy things ....... ;)Thanks for reading what I wrote.