What do the three P’s of writing…practice, pleasure, profit…mean in your writing life?
As I mentioned here sometime back, writing happened to me by chance. Once I started it, I have not looked back. It kind of sustains me. At times I have this compulsion to put on paper all of my thoughts. As if someone is pushing me to do it. As with any other thing, writing too gets better with practice. One has to avoid cliches or it tends to get jaded. It has to have class!
Most of of what I write is for my own pleasure. Many a times I feel elated after a piece of writing. Sometimes it simply forms within the recesses of my mind. At others I have to struggle. For the past two weeks, I have been kind of in a downward slide. Words are there but they don't come out. It can be explained as the state of aphasia. Emotions tend to make me feel that way. It is a sticky situation. And I have to get out of it.
I have not as yet thought of making profit out of what I write. Poetry has no takers other than the blog world. I have thought of writing short stories and novels but I don't have the patience! Poetry comes easy. As I said, the words form in my mind and I write those down. As if in a trance. Does that make sense?