Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm Jen and I'm an addict

So this Monday morning is somewhat of a truth day. I am an addict when it comes to writing. I know this happens to many writers, until of course writer's block hits.

However this is not a negative post it is a positive one so let's not get of track.

I love being an addict. When that idea pops into your head and flows on the pages you can't help but fall in love with writing. Each word that's written is better than the last and the character has molded into something even more magical than you expected.

It's magical. I think every writer is an artist. Turning a blank page into something amazing is a gift and for those who are currently in the stages of writing, revising, querying, or where you are I want you to remember that you are great.

You are good enough to be published. You are good enough to be agented. You are good enough to write another.

So get addicted to writing and stay addicted to writing, because once you start, you'll never be able to stop.

35 comments:

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Lovely and positive post Jen. It actually made me giggle, not because it's inherently funny, but because I thought of Stuart Smalley's "You're good enough, you're smart enough and dogginit. . . people like you" skit from SNL:) That just totally aged me, didn't it?

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a perfect Monday morning post! Love love love and wish you the most amazing day, sweetie
Kisses

Miranda Hardy said...

I'm an addict too, and I fed my addiction this weekend. Lol I love positive posts, and this is perfect for a Monday.

T.D. McFrost said...

Oh god, I'll have what you're having. I need to finish revising my novel and I just can't find the enthusiasm. I love it, but I've spent so long revising it, that...I...I...I'm bored.

I have this great idea for a YA. I want to write it, but I gotta finish these revisions first.

Hit me up soon, 'cause I need to get high on your drugs.

Laura Pauling said...

It is magic with a large pinch of hard work!

Christine Danek said...

Love this Jen. I love it too and can't stop.

Read my books; lose ten pounds! said...

Me to. I am the same way, My hsuband says im like unable to think of anything else untill the story is done!

Laura said...

I love this! I'm not a "writer", but I love to write!

Em-Musing said...

My blog is my daily fix, and my novels are my binges. No hangovers, thank God.

Teenage Bride said...

It is a healthy and productive addiction!

Happy Monday Jen. I hope you had a great weekend.

salarsenッ said...

Perfectly put, deary. And yes, we addicts need to stick together. :)

Steven Whibley said...

You're some kind of "pusher" aren't you? LOL. Good post! thanks for the smile.

Michael Di Gesu said...

This is one terrific addiction....


We are all there with you JEN....

Christine Murray said...

Wow! I feel so much better after reading this post. Thanks :)

Slamdunk said...

Well described. Similar to other addictions, it also sneaks up on the person--the need to be creative at while stuck in traffic, at child's sporting event, or at 3 am.

Bee said...

I'm an addict too *fist bump*

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And when you get an idea, you write like a maniac! Besting NaNo in just five days still blows my mind.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm so addicted to writing, I suffer major withdrawals if I don't get my regular fixes. Fortunately my hubby recognizes the signs. ;)

Meredith said...

Aw, thank you so much for the encouragement! I needed that today. I'm getting addicted to revisions, and I'm pretty happy about that. :)

AVY said...

"Hello Jen".

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Emily White said...

Hear, hear! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I'm an addict too and proud to be one! :)

Stephanie said...

Most definitely a good addiction to have! If only everything else didn't stand in the way of me getting my "fix"!!! Lol!

Talli Roland said...

Yay for writing addictions! It's a gone thing to have.

Happy Monday, Jen!

Jennifer Hillier said...

I'm an addict too. And all my lovely writer friends are enablers. But it's all good. I think it's a healthy addiction!

Christina Lee said...

*SMILES* THX FOR THE POSITIVE TODAY! xoxo

Laura Marcella said...

Hear, hear!!!

Amy Saia said...

Such wonderful words to read!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yes, but are you SURE I'm good enough?! He he he. Great post, Jen! :-)

Liz P said...

Jen - I love your spirit and encouraging words to writers. We can always count on you to keep us in the sphere of positive. :)

I had a shiny new idea first thing this morning, just when I opened my eyes. I haven't had that feeling in awhile, and I raced to jot down the idea and even started writing it - at 630 this morning! Then I wrote some more at work and got even more excited. So true about being addicted to writing... I can't wait to see where this story takes me!

Ben Sloan said...

I'm addicted, but I wish I was more violently so. Perhaps a cocaine additive would do the trick...

BECKY said...

Hi Jen! I'm addicted to my writing, too! I only wish it would flow magically out of my finertips onto my laptop much more often! This post is a little like the one I posted on Friday...about the "being good enough" part. Stop by if you have a moment.

theartistrycollective said...

Thanks for the positive words! I'm definitely an addict, too!!

Ana

nutschell said...

i quite agree. writing is my ship of comfort in the sea of rejections.
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Now that's one addiction you'll never need rehab for :-)