The Lonely Writer

Yet again, Julie inspired another post! She just wrote an awesome hub about some bloggers are very lonely, and she’s absolutely right.

She inspired this post about lonely writers.

Writing is a really lonely profession. It’s just you and your computer (or notebook, whatever). I know you’re saying “But Mel, you have a family, you’re never really alone!” I beg to differ, and here’s why:

Thoughts Can Be Lonely

Writer’s are always alone; they are constantly lost in their own minds thinking about what to write next.

For some of us writers (me specifically) writing is the sole income for the home.

In my case, my husband is injured and can’t work, so I’m the only one bringing in any money. This means the majority of my time is spent on the computer trying to make the bills (which hasn’t worked yet). It’s almost as if I live alone. The only time I get a break is when I’m eating dinner, taking a shower, or sleeping. Even though I have a family, at the moment I don’t get to spend much time with them.

Even writers who don’t have to worry financially (and they are few and far between) are constantly writing, and that means they are constantly lost in their thoughts. Interruptions only serve to completely derail a train of thought, and that includes dinner, and family members among other things. Continue reading