My mother-in-law mentioned to me last night that Craigslist has tons of blog writer positions or copywriter or writer in general and I should look into those. Immediately, without thinking, I said, “I don’t want to write for other people. I want to write what I want to write, not what others tell me to write.”
I started mulling this over this morning. I searched Craigslist and everything sounded about as exciting as a 8:00 AM Economics lecture. Then I thought about my answer last night and seconded it.
I don’t want to write for others. I write for myself and what my heart (and I believe God) tells me to write about. I don’t want to have to do research on some mind-numbing topic and turn in a report about it. Lord knows I did enough of that in college to last me a life time. I don’t want to blog for others when I can blog about whatever I want to.
Call this selfish or whatever but to me, this is what makes writing fun and if writing is not fun for me, I won’t do it. I’m old enough in life to realize I’m through doing monotonous stuff if I don’t have to. Praise God I don’t have to write for a living. My husband does all of that.
I also mentioned to my mother-in-law that I write books for me and I am going to try my hardest to get published. But if I don’t succeed, if God doesn’t will it, I will still keep on doing it.
This is passion. This is where I stand.