I have been reflecting on the writing process over the last few days. Part of my writing involves nonfiction, research based writing. This is mostly for my classes, though I try to bid for jobs on E-lance and other forums to bring in a little extra cash. I imagine that for most people, research can be tedious and boring. For myself, it is an adventure. I equate it to almost like an RPG game. I can sit for hours researching without any writing in mind, simply to inform and learn. But, I must admit, my creative writing is akin to a romance.
It woos me. It calls me to sit and imagine and write. Its an uncovering and discovering on a completely different level from research, like two lovers spending a lifetime learning each other inside and out. This is new for me. As I branch out of my nonfiction style, I am slowly learning more about this new romance. It has taken some change and a different perspective. But I am glad for expanding beyond nonfiction. It’s worth it.