Why do you write? Why do you blog? Is it to get thoughts out of your head, or do you just want to share your inner voice with others? Writing had taken a backseat amongst all my ventures, (even though I do keep up with this blog), but I haven’t really WRITTEN anything in a while. I attempted to hone my craft by joining a writing forum, (writingforums.com), I am not even going to link it because I don’t want you to waste your fucking time. What a joke that place is.
Look I understand as writers, we have to take criticism. Our writing is not perfect, and sometimes, as we are aspiring to be better, we want other’s opinions. But to sit on a site and “critique” as they call it, pick apart your work, and when you do make changes tell you, “well now your work has lost its imagery,” is like wtf? Why tell me to change anything then? It is so confusing, and so disheartening. I am just a humble beginner, just learning the process and I am being treated as an advanced poet. (By the way it was a poetic piece, and poetry is up to interpretation isn’t it? So why hate on me then?) My point is, people have way too much time on the internet, and I have got a hell of a lot of better things to do then let pseudo, wannabe “professional” writers tear me down.
Point taken. Rant over. Now, moving on.
I love writing. Nothing brings me more joy than getting my thoughts out and sharing them with the world. I also craft wonderful professional emails at work, which my boss continuously compliments me on. And I have also been known to put together a few good resumes. But I miss collaborating with someone. I wanted to try my hand at roleplaying again, but I have to find the right partner. I went back to Elliquiy.com (great roleplaying site), and sent a message to a nice gent who would be a good partner. (Mind you I am doing all of this in a very manic bipolar haze because it is 7am and I still haven’t slept from the night before).
Writing aside, I think my bipolar really helps me to be creative. My flute playing is beautiful when manic, and my paintings are so much more vibrant as well. Heightened creativity does come from mania, I don’t care what the doctors might tell you. Usually, they fear us losing control and going off the edge, but that’s what the cost is of riding the highs and lows.
Anyway, I am going to try to not sleep my Saturday away. I have a lot of writing to do tomorrow. I won’t let haters break me down, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re a blogger, I encourage you to write, and write and get all your feelings out. It is beyond therapeutic, even if you don’t have bipolar like me.
Till next time kiddies, and remember never put down that pen! (Or in our case keyboard).