Rediscover the Joy in Writing

11 Sep

003Look at me, coming up with another posting this week.  I call that progress my friends.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of you who voted for me on the HubPages Hubbie Awards. Thank you so much.  Your support means everything to me.

And now let’s start this off with a quote and then get down to the nitty gritty.


It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

Charles Spurgeon
I don’t have a clue who Charles Spurgeon is, but I love his attitude.


I received an email from a writer friend yesterday.  Her name isn’t important, but what she had to say was.  She was stressing over not being able to find information she needed for her novel.  She was concerned that she would not be accurate in her facts, and the stress this caused was actually causing her physical pain from a previous ailment.

Stop right there!

The stress from writing was causing her physical pain.

Take a deep breath.

I’ll tell you what I told her:  writing is supposed to be enjoyable.  I’m assuming that most of us do this because we love it.  If that assumption is correct, then the next assumption is correct as well:  our lover should never cause us pain.

Enjoy what you are doing.  There is a very small percentage of humanity that can do what you do, so sit back and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well-done.  A certain amount of stress is normal.  Maybe we have a deadline to meet, or whatever….but if we lose sight of the passion and enjoyment that writing once gave us, then writing will become a task and not an enjoyable ride of whimsy.


Allow yourself to be human.  There will be pitfalls in writing.  There will be days when you don’t accomplish what you think you should.  Oh well!  Never lose sight of the fact that writing is, or should be, a joy.


That’s enough for you to chew on today.  I want you to enjoy the journey.  You have a gift.  Be happy that you do.


“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

18 Responses to “Rediscover the Joy in Writing”

  1. Janine Huldie September 11, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Huge congrats on your Hubbie Award and did see it today in the e-mail. Seriously, if anyone does deserve that award, it is you 100 times over! So happy and proud of you!! And just had to tell you that. Been a bit crazy here, but was hoping you would post it here and I could tell you myself! Happy Thursday, too again and again huge congrats 🙂 🙂

    • Billybuc September 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Janine, thank you very much. Awards don’t mean much to me, but your respect means a great deal. You are a doll and I appreciate you greatly.

  2. Shauna L Bowling September 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Sometimes all it takes is walking away for a bit. Let your mind wander and have the freedom to take a break. Give it a mini-vacation. We all need a break from time to time.

    • Billybuc September 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      I do it daily, Sha. I walk out back and visit the animals. 🙂

  3. Denise Anderson September 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Thanks, Bill, I needed to hear this!

    • Billybuc September 11, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      My pleasure, Denise. Glad this helped, and thank you for the visit.

  4. Audrey Howitt September 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Congratulations on the Hubbie Award–so well deserved Bill! And thank you for the reminder that writing should be enjoyable–it is easy to forget that

    • Billybuc September 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

      Awww, thanks, Audrey. I’m just doing what I love to do, and hanging with some very talented people.

  5. Christy Birmingham September 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Congratulations Bill on the Hubbie award – well deserved, my friend! You are doing great things over there! I am also giving thumbs up to your comment to “be human” as we all make mistakes and no one is perfect ((hugs))

    • Billybuc September 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

      Thank you so much, Christy! I just love this community and I love writing…it’s the perfect life. 🙂 Hugs coming your way.

  6. Ruchira Khanna September 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Congrats Bill on the hubbie award. I could not have imagined any one better than you, my friend!

    Keep inspiring us with your talk cause yes, I agree what you love should not cause you pain.

    • Billybuc September 11, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      Thank you for the kind words, Ruchira. This community is very important to me.

  7. klsilver September 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Good on ya Bill! It’s short and sweet – but it’s HERE, and that’s what counts!
    Writing is supposed to be enjoyable, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy either..
    I, er…feel her pain..
    Have a great weekendxx

    • Billybuc September 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

      Thanks Sis! I tried to leave a comment yesterday on yours but failed miserably. LOL

  8. Dee September 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    I feel for that sweet lady. If we lose our joy of writing, then we either need to take a break or refocus on our passion. It is not an easy career but the personal rewards and reaching our goals is our gauge of success.

    • Billybuc September 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

      Very true, Dianna. I think I calmed her down and talked her off of the ledge. LOL Have a great weekend, Dee!

      • rjfuller2013 September 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

        I can’t imagine not writing, it’s become a big part of my life. Thank you for all of your encouragement..

  9. Billybuc September 16, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    Ruby, I can’t imagine you not writing either. You are very welcome, and thank you.

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