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January 10, 2014

Am I a Writer?

     Am I a writer if I am unable to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) every day?  Is it enough that stories are constantly being written in my head and I can't wait to write them down, but never have time?
     I haven't been feeling like a writer.  I have too much in my life to write every day.  I barely have time to enjoy myself at all and I know if I start writing I won't be able to stop for hours.  That is a huge problem when you finally get to sit down at 9:30pm and need to be up by six.
   I almost want to quit one of my two jobs and declare myself a self-employed writer, but I already can't afford life so here I am looking for writing time like looking for a needle in a haystack. I know, it's cliché.  
     It also doesn't help that I'm switching from Microsoft Word to Open Office.  Do you have any idea how hard it was to write the word "cliché"?  In Word I just type ctrl + ' + [vowel] and you get the nice little accent on top.  Open office?  Got to inset, go to special character, find the exact lower case e with that accent in a huge list and click insert.  I tried to look up how to set up a shortcut, but open office assumes that since I'm using an uncommon program mainly used by computer nerds, I obviously know advanced programming lingo.
     I needed a good rant.  I'm so frustrated about everything and did I mention I can't spell?  Just had to redo frustrated among many other words that make me feel like I might have dyslexia.  I think that's enough for now.  Maybe I can get some help with Open Office...