I love the written word. Always have.
When I was six, I pulled apart a hardcover book to see how it was made. My favorite field trip was a printing plant. The first grown-up book I labored through was The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I stared at its thickness, wondering "Can one person have that much to say?!"
I love business writing. Business is magnificent, powerful, creative, clever. Business writing took me to a scorpion-milking farm in Mexico, for a pharmaceutical client. It took me to Washington, DC, to cover the Energy Forum. It has taken me to London, Milan and Edinburgh, and gave me the thrill of having my own book in print, at last.
I love creative writing as well. I'm not one of those business writers who keeps The Harvard Business Review on my nightstand. There you'll find Steinbeck, Fennimore Cooper, hard-boiled Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker, and fun reads like 50 Years of James Bond. And in my portfolio, you'll find such un-businesslike writing as Men's Style & Etiquette: The How-To Guide, and "Something Real Fine," an historic short story.
No I don't, as literary sourpuss Dorothy Parker described it, "Hate writing, but I love having written." I love to write.