I’m a writer.
I could say that I love to write.
But really, I like to be read.
For too long, my fragile ego
has depended on the affirmation of others.
I have tried in vain
to please my audience (both real and imagined)
and win them over.
This has plagued me for years.
So I’m giving up.
I’m falling back in love with writing.
With the actual craft.
And not the disease of fame.
I’m kicking my addiction to applause.
And learning to write for myself again.
This has been both therapeutic and challenging
And I am finding that I am not alone.
are rediscovering their first love: writing.
or publishing contracts
or blog comments.
This manifesto is an outstretched hand
to others who feel this same tension
between creativity and congratulations.
Stop Writing to Be Read & Adored
I cant help but write
The Lodger (D’Dream)
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