Sometimes I wonder, why do I even bother writing short stories when it gets me nowhere? I’d best be writing a 50,000 word novel and abandon my blog altogether since it does me no good. Why blog, even?
The answer to that would be: I don’t know.
Logically speaking, all my time spent on blogging and writing short stories don’t bring about a solid, visible proof of benefit whatsoever. Still, I can’t help writing. I do write lengthy novels, but those I don’t like exposing to the world because I don’t think it’s good enough (except my Wattpad story that I’ve written on a whim, let’s not take that into account). Short stories on the other hand, take far less time and effort and can be posted on my blog as soon as I think it’s good enough. I think it’s motivating to have people read your work, which I can’t have with novels.
I also find it incredibly satisfying just writing whatever’s on my mind. I write for the sake of writing. It’s fun to me. I do have a part time job in writing articles, in which I do get paid, but more often than not, I would find myself blogging instead of writing my article. It’s still writing, yes, but writing an article requires tons of research and it’s so constricted to the source I find. I couldn’t venture out and be more creative with it, like I can with short stories, with blogging.
I can’t be alone, how many of you are the same?