I write because….
After an eventful and tiring Sunday at a theme park with my son, when I was back home I found the very important email in my inbox. Writing 101 has begun! And the first writing prompt was “I write because…” When I saw the prompt, I was confused. I didn’t know what I was going to write and nothing came to my mind! I decided to sleep on the idea and write my post on Monday morning as is the norm.
I read a few posts on ‘The Commons’ and they were all great. Well written articles! Although, I was tempted to write my own post, I was too tired. I crashed onto my bed and fell asleep in a minute. I slept over the prompt, quite figuratively! You see, though I was sleeping, my mind was wide awake thinking (and talking to me) of all the possible reasons why I write.
When I woke up, I appreciated the fact that my mind has come up with a gazillion reasons, which I am not going to jot down in this post. Not to worry, I will spare you the agony. Coming back to the topic, though my mind had a gazillion reasons, what I realized was that I have a hyperactive mind. It just wouldn’t stop thinking of things. It has an opinion on almost everything. And it has to keep talking to me about all of it.
As a child, I would make up stories about everything that caught my attention. From the bright-colored car on the road to the beautiful piece of art displayed in a gallery. Then I would repeat the stories to my dad. He was so amused by my stories that he asked me to write them down. Ever since, I started writing down everything that came to my mind. Be it an opinion on something, a story I came up with, or just the ramblings of my mind. I enjoyed writing so much that I started keeping a journal. I wrote in my journal every night for about 10 years. Some of the entries in my journal was so colorful that it inspired me to write short stories, and then poems.
When I grew up, life happened and somewhere along the way, I lost my will to write only to find it back a decade later in the form of my blog. I started my blog as a method of spreading awareness on social causes. But every time I wrote a post, I could sense the strong urge in me asking for more. In order to please that urge, I added a page on my blog dedicated to “Short Stories” and started taking part in short story challenges in the blogosphere.
As Anais Nin quoted “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”
I hope to build up on my writing capabilities with the Writing 101 course and someday become a published author!
And that, my friends, is why I write!
Wow! Your story is very beautiful. I read it twice. Also i can totally relate to writing down every interesting thing happening around. 🙂
Thank you, Soman. I am sure you can relate to writing about everything around us. You write well.
Thank you. And uh..actually my name is Rugwed. :p Soman is my surname.
uh oh…I wasnt sure, thats why I said Soman…Rugwed it is from now! 🙂
Sarah's Attic of Treasures
And I will glad read your first book. My mind works like yours. It never stops. Ask it a question and I will get thousands of answers. It never stops. Neve rest. it is why I have such a hard time going to sleep.
I am sleeping a lot more finally after a month of not sleeping much at all.
I enjoyed this post.
I envy you your time with your son at the amusement park.
I love them. Bobby and I enjoyed going to them when we could. His cousins usually were with us.
Danny and I enjoy going to Disney. I just wish it wasn’t so expensive. Way out of our budget.
Thank you so much for saying that, Sarah. It means a lot to me that you are ready to read my book.
I can so relate to that, I can never have mind take a break! I am glad that you are finally able to get some sleep. Make the most of it.
Maybe someday Adi and I will visit you in your town and we could all go to a theme park. Adi loves the Disney Land theme parks, I have taken him only once, but he was too young to enjoy it fully.
I know Adi would love to meet you. He loves making friends with people, just like me.
Love and Hugs to you from Adi and me <3 🙂
With your sparkly writing style and optimism I’m sure you have what it takes to become a published author, and I wish you the success you deserve.
Thank you so much, Jane!
Dr Meg Sorick
Off to a brilliant start! I didn’t sign up for Writing 101 but I’m enjoying everyone’s posts so far!
Thank you, Meg. Yes, reading all these wonderful posts is the best part of the writing 101 course.
Excellent! I have taken these courses before. I like to write before I visit the Commons so I do not get overwhelmed by the brilliant stories of the other bloggers.
That’s true. Something I should remember.
Such a remarkable article 🙂
I love the way you organize your ideas, pictures and your blog looks professional.
My blog, by comparison, looks in shambles LOL 😀 😀 😀
I am learning from you. No worries. 🙂
I could tell by looking at your face that you were creating stories to your dad in childhood. 😛
I enjoyed reading it. Thanks a lot Rashmi 🙂
Have a great week ahead.
Thank you, Anand, for the compliment on my organization skills. I am a little OCD like that. I like my things organized.
I think your blog looks wonderful, not in shambles!
Uhhh….how did you figure out that about me by looking at my face? I am confused!
Looking forward to reading more from you on the writing 101 course as well.
Hmmm, analyzing that would not only kill mystery but also fun of it. Just have faith. I observe a lot of kids who tell stories 😉
Yes, you are very organized and it’s a great help for our forum too. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words.
Hi Rashmi, I’m glad you participate in writing 101, too. I am looking Forward to reading more posts from you. Eva
Thank you, Eva. Likewise, I am looking forward to reading your work too 🙂