Please read this post. It's wise and inspirational and will be posted in my office and in my notebook.
Now to specifically address today's question:
It's a valid question. Why? The easiest answer is I have to write. Last night I reading Annie Dillard's book The Writing Life and this quote found me..."It's easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren't writers, and very little harm comes to them." (Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot)
When I write, I feel alive. This past year I've been "searching for my story". Going into Teacher's Write for the third year, I finally feel like I have an idea of what I'll be working on. That feels good. I've been blogging and writing a lot lately and I've come to the conclusion, that the more I write...the more ideas I get.
I write because I have to write.
I write to untangle my life.
Thank you to Kate, Gae, Jen, Jo, and everyone involved with this amazing opportunity. I'm ready!
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