Writing to relay information, whether it’s been in a letter or book has been going on for centuries, but what about writing for our own self-fulfillment?
journals, and personal manifestations have been for the purpose of the author’s own
enjoyment, otherwise why would he or she continue to write in them? If they
didn’t find that they were getting anything out of it?
Yes, those works are
beneficial to the descendants of the author, but how does it help the author as
he or she is in the process of writing it?
I know in
my own experience that while I’ve been blogging about writing, it has been more
about discovering who I am as an author and a wife and a mother.
has come to help me understand that what I’m writing is always for my benefit regardless
of getting published. An author friend once told me that she writes what she
enjoys and she is beyond grateful that hundreds of readers agree with her. I
remember receiving this answer when I shared with her that I thought my writing
was funny and what if others didn’t see it that way. It was then that I
realized I’m doing this for me because I enjoy
I’ve always loved making up stories, dreaming up my own characters and
acting them out on paper. If none of my stories get published, I have learned
something about myself and that is more important to me than the potential
celebrity or wealth that may follow.
I write to know myself better.