Today’s word: Do it!
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write. I loved books and reading as a child and felt the compulsion to write my own stories. So I did. I wrote short tales of fantastic proportions that almost always ended with “..and they lived happily ever after.” I wrote diaries that contrasted sharply with my own reality and became my comfort zone.
I also read everything I could get in my eager little hands. And from those stories. I morphed the plot into an exposition of my own fantasy life. Diaries, notebooks, scraps of paper, almost anything that could serve to hold the tales I held in my mind was put to use and became my very own library.
Then I grew up and marriage, children, an adult career, and life itself crowded out the time for writing.
Now here I am at the other side of life with the time to do whatever I desire. And I desired to learning to write again. What an amazing transformation that has been for me. I’m feeling emotions I haven’t felt in decades: the pure joy of indulging my love of writing.
Quality doesn’t come into it at this late stage, just as it didn’t matter when I was a child. The pure joy of creating people, situations, events, joy, sorrow, awakenings, failures and so many, many possibilities is just that: pure joy!
How often do we deny ourselves the great pleasure of doing something we’ve always wanted to do because we think it’s too late?
It truly is never too late! If you have something you’ve always wanted to do? Do it! You’ll be so glad you did.
Writer and Author, Ellie Pulikonda
About The Author:
Author, Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, “Split Second” had readers and Amazon reviewers asking for more novels by this prolific writer of psychological thriller mystery. She listened and has now released her second novel titled; “Finding Faith.”
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ellie attended several colleges after high school to obtain her BA in Education, MA in Library Science, and her MS in Adult Education. She is or has been a daughter, wife, mother, widow, partner, single mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She has worked various jobs and in different fields such as a law office, a librarian, newspaper article writing, a welfare office, and finally as the director of a public library in Tipton, IN.
“I write for the pure joy of writing” . . .
“At first, it was diaries, journals, and musings; then I graduated to short newspaper articles, some unpublished but staged mystery/comedy plays, scripts for amateur musical productions and now books. My hope is that my readers will enjoy my books and also be prodded to think about the actions and motives of my characters, to question their choices and why they made them, and to see the characters with greater insight.”