My drug.

I love writing.  I try to do it everyday.  For me, it's the joy of creating.  I've always had a huge imagination and I started writing stories at a very early age.

As much as I love writng, though, it's one of the hardest things for me to do.  It's unbelievable how much of a struggle it is for me to just sit down and type.  If it's not the distractions that get me, it's my own judgment, which deems practically everything I write as horrible before I can even make it into a comprehensible story.  I've tried and failed with so many different approaches to writing and storytelling that I'm steadily growing less and less convinced I'll ever accomplish my goal of writing and publishing a book.  (Just one; that's all I want.)

That being said, I am quite good at organizing my thoughts into small pieces.  I write movie reviews fairly frequently and journal entries maybe once a month.  Maybe I'll end up writing reviews or op-ed colomns or something.  Basically, I'll be happy just writing.

So, why do I do it?  It's my drug.  I'm constantly trying to achieve that high I once knew as a carefree, nonjudgmental kid who knew nothing of story development and the complicated workings of plot.  I continue to write even though most of my work turns into nothing because I occasionally impress myself and hope I can duplicate the success.

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