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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Confessions of a Writing Addict

I have tried so hard, but I have come to realize that I am powerless over the urge to write. I stayed away from the computer as long as I could without reading about any writing contests or calls for submissions. I limited myself to just blogging. I thought that would be harmless.

Then I saw a side banner ad on a blog. I got sucked into a Google Ad Words contest - it was only 95 characters. It was just one small bit of writing. That would be enough. I thought I could walk away and not write anymore. Then I got sucked into writing travel reviews for another blog. Then it was back to reading blogs with calls for submissions and downloading the info to submit. Now all I can think about is the next thing I will write.

Yes, I must each week I do it here in my blog, on other blogs and yes for contests, calls for submissions and for book publishers. I just can't help myself. I am totally powerless in the urge to write.

Are there other writing addicts out there? State your name and admit your disease! Sign in below and share your story....


  1. I love to write, but unfortunately get easily distracted (I have three kids). If it is calling to you, don't resist it!!!!!!! It feels so good to get into that writing zone, truly addictive.

  2. Yes, I've been 'suffering' with this addiction for about 25 years now ...

  3. Glad we're learning to deal with it and triumph!