Do you feel nourished or drained by the act of writing?
Generally, I feel nourished by writing. Even when I don’t share it with the world, if I write a post or a poem I feel like I accomplished something.
I feel drained by talking. The people close to me will be surprised. Apparently, I talk a lot. When I’m nervous, I can’t quit talking no matter how hard I try. So I should be good at interviews, right? I have an interview with a band coming up soon. It’s a whole new world of writing and talking. Very exciting. So stay tuned for what will hopefully be an interesting interview. I’m also hopeful that I won’t talk over my guests because I’m sure I will be nervous.
So I will be working on interview questions for the next day or so. Then writing and editing. It should not sound like fun but I enjoy the whole process of writing. I like making a small idea into a story or a post.
It makes me feel like Steve Martin in “The Jerk.” Remember the part where he reads his name in the phonebook?
My roommate and I did that when her name was in the phone book. No one shot at us. We each had our cars stolen but that was a different day.