Carpe Scripturam is a Latin aphorism which means “Seize the Writing”. Sometimes people (especially the so-called relatives) ask me what I do (well that’s the typical encounter query in India,) as if doing is more important than well being. I remember I was always asked ‘what you doing’ instead ‘how you doing’? So nowadays I tend to reply with something like this:
“I have the best job in the world. It is about living my daydreams. I do writing & loyal enough to my dreams now”.
And I’m not lying when I say that. It is something that acts both as a job & a soul tonic. I know that directly and positively my writings impact lives of some, & I promise that I will continue to do so. Being able to live a life of creativity through my writing is amazing. It’s what I always dreamt of doing. The law of attraction actually works. It’s hard to top that with any career, no matter how successful.
No one is holding a gun to my head and forcing me to write for a living. And I went into this bubble knowing how special it would be: How long the odds of success actually are. How few writers made a full living from their writing. How much luck and timing counted, even when the hard work was done. I had the pleasure of reading some incredible novels and meeting (both virtually and in person) some incredible authors who Inspired me.
The point of this blog post is, maybe it’s simply to remind myself that this is the work that I love. To be honest. My fellow writers already know this; they live it. I suspect that most of my blog readers are fellow writers, so we’re all singing to the same tune.
As frustrating as it can be, I keep threading words together to make sentences, turn those sentences into paragraphs. And somehow, those paragraphs fuse over and over and end up telling a story. I write because that’s the only way I make sense to both the inner call of my own experiences and the endless pressures from the external world.
I’m a storyteller. It’s what I do, who I am, and what I love.
So what you are living right now?
Confess me your dreams… write to me & get your story publish on my blog.