August MacGregor

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Roald Dahl quotation about living live with passion

Before a writing or editing session, sometimes I stroll around Tumblr sites as a warm-up. This weekend, I came across this quote from Roald Dahl (from Ginger Wonder Wild), and it spoke to me — especially being in the mindset after putting together a guest post for Just Add Tea.

A few years ago, I made the decision to ramp up the energy I devoted to writing. I wrote well before that, but it shared attention for many other things in my life. Since increasing my time spent writing, it’s been quite a ride.

Cold on some days, lukewarm on others. But when the writing flies white-hot and passionate, holy smokes, it’s an exhilaration. Losing myself in the story. Hurling down a highway in a convertible, in bright sunshine, without worry of flashing blue lights in my rear-view mirror, a police officer pulling me over for speeding.

(The cop comes later, on editing days. And he’s a stickler for correct punctuation.)

Along with this experience, I’m delighted when I see other people click with something that — I would guess — gives them a similar rush. I read it in their poetry and stories. Hear it in their music. Taste it in their food. It’s a gratitude that they took that extra step to share their passion with the rest of the world.


Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

11 thoughts on “Passion

  1. Wonderful insight, August. I find myself listening to a great deal of music prior to writing. It influences me very deeply and I’m always surprised that sometimes it’s not the whole piece but one note or lyric that will spark a firestorm of writing. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Thank you again for your guest post! I can feel your passion for writing in that post and in this one. Thank you for sharing that passion with the world; it is inspirational!

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  3. Loved this. My twitter say “lover of life.” It is my drug.

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  4. I find a lot of my inspiration from reading pieces found here on wordpress. My heart, mind and even body can react to a well written and soulful piece. Once that occurs I’m lost in my own ideas.

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