Another first Wednesday is here (thanks to ALEX CAVANAUGH for the idea) and another opportunity to explore what it means to be a writer with insecurities and literary warts and many times a sore bum.
For me there’s not a lot of glamour. There’s not a lot of cheering crowd moments. There’s not a lot of money pouring in from mega sales of my books. So what is there that keeps me showing up to the page?
I guess I do it because I love words and the challenge of working them into a pattern to express my ideas. Then there’s the pleasure of seeing my thoughts down in a form that is less ephemeral than my conversations. I guess those are two of the reasons. And sometimes it’s just exciting to read something I’ve written and think it’s worthy of the time, the paper and the ink.
What keeps you going, insecurities and all? Or maybe you don’t have insecurities. How do you manage to keep from that?
Put JULY 8 on your calendars because the first round of this year’s WRITE CLUB starts. What a great way to get feedback from your fellow writers. We have DL HAMMONS to thank for this super idea. Has anyone entered? Will you go to the submissions and vote this year?
Oh, and do you have any nominations for MISHA GERICKE’S Paying It Forward? Check out her BLOG for the details. I’ve nominated two of my favorite bloggers.