Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights
” A non writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” — Franz Kafka
My personal opinion here is that this may apply to seriously committed writers, not bloggers like me.
I think this quote addresses the soul of an artist who for some reason stops creating.
A painter who knows he has a masterpiece hidden in his brain but is unable to bring it out on canvas, or a musician who has a melody humming in his soul but refusing to be played are the sort of people who can turn into a crazed person because of the frustration.
A talented writer needs to write. Though there are instances when a wonderfully gifted author just wrote one masterpiece during their lifetime, most of them are prolific writers. They produce book after book, all maintaining the high standard that people expect of them. And when any one of them faces circumstances where they are unable to write, they may experience extreme frustration.
Though I do hope that they don’t turn into crazed monsters!
Bloggers are a different kettle of fish. They can take it or leave it. Most bloggers write for fun or with a desire to share their life experiences. Though there are some bloggers here who are published authors as well, but others here are mostly blogging as a hobby. I know many bloggers who took long breaks from writing, but came back sound in mind (without turning into monsters ) to resume their blogging.
So while this quote may apply to people who are committed authors, we the ordinary bloggers are unlikely to face this fate!
Thank you so much Tanya for this thought provoking quote.