"Writing is hard work and bad for the health."--E. B. White
As you may know, I am a huge fan of E.B. White, so when I came across this quote, it gave me pause. I agree that writing is hard work, but is it bad for my health? Depends on what kind of health we're talking about, but either way, my answer is yes and no.
Yes, writing sometimes disrupts my emotional and mental well-being.
Yes, spending way too much time in one position makes me ache all over.
Yes, I sometimes get so involved in my writing that I forget to eat, which can't be good for my health.
Writing, at times, makes me deliriously happy.
Spending long hours with Butt-In-Chair has motivated me to get out of the house and exercise.
Since I've been writing, I'm more aware of the need to nurture my body so my creative spirit can thrive.
So what do you think? Is writing bad for the health?