Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  While this is the time of year when we’re supposed to talk about love, I thought I’d talk about SIX reasons I love writing.  

#1 – It’s Free

I can write anywhere, anytime, using a pen and paper, a smartphone, or a computer, or work on something in my head.  It requires no ticket or monthly fee; I don’t have to worry about it expiring or losing out because the price increases.  

Writing gives you a limitless supply of entertainment options; all you have to do is use your imagination to bring those ideas to life. 

#2 – It’s Fun

The excitement of working on and processing an idea and then making it come to life is an amazing and fun experience.  It’s fascinating to see how your brain can invent and connect thousands of ideas into a cohesive story.  Every time I sit down to work on something, I get an energy rush that makes me glad I invested the time to create and grow as a writer.

#3 – It’s an Escape

People use many things to escape the insanity of the real world, but I love to escape into stories of my own creation.  Diving into a world I’ve created with characters I know and living there for hours on end is much more exciting and energizing than binging a TV show or scrolling through social media.  

And, by the end, there’s a feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment since I’ve spent my time creating and being active instead of passively watching a screen.

#4 – It’s a Challenge

Every story has its challenges, and that’s one reason I love writing so much.  While the actual process may get easier over time, working out story and character problems and figuring out inventive ways to do things in the story make it worth doing day after day. 

Writing challenges activate the brain and give me the opportunity to showcase my skills as a writer.  Instead of going toward the familiar or the cliché, challenges make me work harder for a more satisfying payoff to both myself and the reader.

#5 – It’s Satisfying

Speaking of satisfying, this aspect is important and shouldn’t be ignored.  If I ever feel agitated or frustrated, it’s usually because I haven’t written in a while and know I must sit down and work on something.  Once I’ve taken the time to write, I feel a sense of calm and satisfaction that I’ve been productive as a writer that day.

Sometimes, I get the urge to write and write for hours to satisfy that urge.  I know I’ve scratched my writing itch when I leave the writing session happy and somewhat exhausted since I used up a lot of creativity in the session.

#6 – It’s Always There

No matter how crazy or chaotic life gets, writing is always there as an option.  Whether it’s writing in a journal or working on a novel or screenplay, writing is a reliable and effective activity that helps me communicate and entertain.  

Like everyone, I’ve had my ups and downs in life.  But one thing I’ve always been able to do is write.  

And that’s something I’ll always love about it.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy writing. I’ll see you next time!

Why do you love writing?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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