“My friend thinks of writing as digestion. For me, it is that and more. For me, writing is food itself. I need a certain amount of writing to stay healthy.” – Julia Cameron, “This Writing Life,” The Right to Write.
“I do like writing (or LOVE it, really), but often I write because I just can’t help it. It’s kind of like saying ‘Do you like food?’ Yes, I like food — and I really, really like chocolate and raspberries and pizza — but I also NEED it. And there are some kinds of food I don’t like as much, just like there are some difficult things about writing. But there’s nothing in the world I’d rather do.”
Amen to that, Julia and Jacqueline. And yum!