There are obviously millions of us writer-types in the world, and some do commercially well. Guess we all want that success, that validation of what we do. The fact is some of us 'ain't' going to make a big splash in that commercial pond. So, do we stop writing when the months and years roll by and our books are modest give aways or are only modestly selling? Of course not.
We writers are pretty much the same, but here's the thing that rings my bell about writing --- yours, too, likely --- even without the commercial success (and, to repeat myself, would not mind having that), I'm tapping along on those laptop keys and in some 'stream of conscience thing,' suddenly, out comes a few phrases that say everything I can hope to say. A smile comes to my face as I re-read over and over what I've written. Sitting, with arms crossed, I'm just a bit stuck on myself --- "Hey, that's pretty good!" I say a little too loudly. "Where did all that come from? (or, for purists, from where did all that come?)"
I'm just saying, It's a marvelous thing! It's a Thrill! So, commercially or no, I get those 'Thrills' many times during a writing session. Maybe someone else would not think so highly of those 'Thrill' phrases, that's okay. They're mine, and they're enough...
That's enough for an opening post. Just kind of wondered what you other writer-types think? Does it happen to you, the way it happens for me? If not, what are your 'Thrills' in writing? Leave off the commercial gig --- we all want that!
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