There is nothing wrong with wandering, I suppose.
Just as a painter paints, and a ponderer, ponders, a writer writes, and a wanderer wanders. - Roman Payne
I am reminded of Tolkien
Not all those who wander are lost, JRR Tolkien.
To "wander" comes from the West Germanic word "wandran," which simply means "to roam about" which insinuates that there is no labor or torment in "wandering."
It is wonderful to wander.
Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive." - Roman Payne
I would love just to wander forever - aimlessly. But I think writing is both wandering and travelling.
The word "travel" comes from the Old French word "travail" or "travailler," which means "to work, to labor, a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience." Travel, then comes to mean a painful and laborious journey.
A good traveler is one who knows how to travel with the mind. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Travelling is hard. Writing is hard.
I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he ears within. - Gustave Flaubert
But I choose writing anyway.
A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God. - Sidney Sheldon
But I end with the same conclusion every time.
Real life is physical. Give me books instead. Give me the invisibility of the contents of books, the thoughts, the ideas, the images. Let me become part of a book...." Scarlett Thomas