The Reason for Writing

Look around you. This is your life. Really. Sure, you have dreams, notions, goals jotted down of a life more grand. But as they say, life is what happens when you’re making other plans. Here we are in another January. Another year. What are you doing differently? The fact is there are a lot of things beyond our control. That’s part of life. So go easy on yourself with those. How about the things you can control? What are you doing about those?

You’ve always wanted to write. To tell a story. To tell your story. But how many of you actually are? Some philosophers believe we are doomed to make the same mistakes in life unless we learn from them and change. Others believe we repeat those mistakes in life after life unless we change. If you’re a writer, if that’s the reason you were put here on this earth, I think, you’re doomed to make the same mistakes unless you write about them for others to learn from and change.

That is your raison d’etre.

Has there been one story stuck in your head for days or weeks or months or years? What if you’re supposed to tell it? That is why it was put there in the first place. What’s stopping you? Just think… if I’m right, just writing it will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you. And, of course, possibilities for others.

Why not let this year be the year you tell your story? After all, you have a whole year. Twelve months. 365 days. That’s plenty of time to write a script or a book. Or even learn how to write one. And then do it.

There are plenty of people who can help. Who want to help. Whose raison is to help.

So what’s stopping you? Really.