Write or Wrong


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why people write and the answer is I have no idea. The only one I can truly speak about is myself and my reasons change on a regular basis.

It’s much easier to say why I don’t write.

I don’t write to become famous. It’s doubtful that will ever happen.

I don’t do it to make a lot of money. Ditto on above.

It’s not even because I think the world needs one more romance novel, although if if by some chance I manage to produce a good one, I think it couldn’t hurt. More love, less hate — that’s what I say.

And speaking of saying, I’m not even sure I write because I have something to say. If you’re reading this blog, you probably know what I mean.

So, why make an already full life  more packed by deciding to produce a novel? And then another one because the first one wasn’t all that good?

Am I nuts? Perhaps. I hate to admit it but I think I might be one of those people who’s  only comfortable when there’s way too much to do and not enough time to do it.

Since I turned sixteen, I’ve either worked and gone to school or worked at more than one job or worked and had a baby and gone to school or worked and had a child in school. Trust me, the last two options were the hardest, even with a husband to help.

But, then said baby began to grow up and life started to get easier.  This meant it must be  time to complicate things again. I know. I’ll write a book. Because working full-time while having a husband who travels  and a teenager at home  isn’t enough to keep me busy.

Perhaps writing is just an excuse to get out of housework.

Or maybe it’s because deep down I want a fairy tale life and those only happen in — you guessed it —  fairy tales. And romance novels.

So, yes, I guess I’m crazy, but not because I write.

Ready or Not

Plenty of sane people write.

I’m just not one of them.

About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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