“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
–F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald nailed it when he wrote this line in The Great Gatsby. Although he wasn’t talking about writing, it seems to apply because writers often write because they love to write and not just to earn an income. Each book, each poem, each article, each short story is a bit of a love affair.
One of the things that stands out for me when I write is that I am deeply focused on each thing I am writing almost to the point of fascination. It’s nearly constantly in my thoughts, much like the object of a first love.
I find myself jotting notes for it. Asking myself how I can make it look and sound better. What I can do to clearly convey my message to readers.
So on this lovely Valentine’s Day, I wish you a beautiful day filled with love, joy, and laughter! May your love affair with writing continue and take you to ever greater heights.
Happy Valentine’s Day to my fellow writers and our readers!
I invite you to share your love affair with writing with us in the comments section below.