Why can't I quit? · 9:30pm
For some of you who may know, I have decided to stop writing. It is something that I may put so much time and effort into a skill that I don't even plan to use. My main decision to stop writing was when I decided I didn't care if I got onto Equestria Daily. The philosophy of it seemed rather arbitrary and that it really is just a way to stroke the ol' ego. It's fun to write, but I feel that too many writers simply want EqD status to feel accomplished, when really you should feel accomplished with the fact that you like to write. But I realized I don't care for writing as much as I thought I did, because now that I'm not trying to get EqD I jsut don't seem to care much anymore.
Or so I thought.
I found myself still writing. I came up with an idea I liked and I just started... going with it. I imagined a powerful unicorn from a far away land had been imprisoned by the Changelings for trying to bring their empire down before they came to invade his land. He then sits in his prison, staring out the window onto Equestria, seeing Ponyville and Canterlot far into the distance. He stares everyday for a full year out through this window, and finally something... happens. Twilight Sparkle feels this aura. Something that is... calling her. She tries to figure out waht this is, and of course it's the unicorn trying to contact her. I want to know what happens, and the only way to do that is to let my fingers tell me the story. But it's a waste of my time to write. I have other things I need to be doing, but yet, I am drawn to the pen and paper that defines a world made of words.
Why can't I expel this from my life?