Writing is never an easy journey. It’s a circuitous way towards a handful of words. Sometimes they are unknown in their nature, sometimes forceful, sometimes evocative, sometimes depressing, sometimes flattering, and sometimes argumentative. Even a tiring journey as this won’t assure the writer a peaceful way with words. Adroitly handling the diverse nature of emotions requires tact. The pen is only skillful only after the writer decides to provide each of them their rightful recognition.
Language evolves with the intensity of emotions acquired from the world around or from the inner chaos that pushes the writer towards the circuitous journey. You will never arrive, but sincerely have some respite at a destination (the blank pages), only to be taken away by the pull of other emotions.
How one starts writing is difficult to clarify. The society says, “writing is mere throwing away of words with madness to escape from chaos…” The writer(s) seems to be wasting their time while trying to shy away from a world that has so much pleasure to offer. In a hasty world, it seems to be almost scandalous to stay away from all this monotonous gratification.
The writer is cautious to not let the ubiquitous euphoria destabilise the mind and his world. “No! Thank you!” “I have quite a tiresome journey ahead.”, says the writer. When all these explanations seem frivolous, when actually what the writer does is simply, quite frantically, with urgency fills the blank pages. Oh! What waste of time!
A writer is not taken seriously until they are published. Mere writing, without being published also starts the gossip, “He’s just delusional that he’s a writer.” A lot of writers lack a body of work, yet they choose to publish. Well, it’s their decision! Let’s not forget, the more important aspect of writing is to write. There’s no escaping the fact that this writing can be tedious and soul-crushing. You know, when people can gossip endlessly about a writer’s intention.
For some writer, it is a huge decision to even share their work with the world. Although there are numerous platforms today for writers, it is never easy facing the readers’ reactions. They may come with accolades or severe criticism. Well, if you are a writer, think not twice to develop some resilience. Believe in your work, never apologise, and learn to defend your point of view. Remember, you started writing because you know that you have the ability to translate such a vast array of emotions convincingly. It is your pen, ink, and creativity!