Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm a little slow on the uptake for this one, obviously, but I might as well answer becuase my response is short and simple: 

I write becuase it gives me a sense of purpose.  This was especially important to me in high school, when I felt like not a single other thing I did had a point.  And that was pretty near the truth. 

I also find writing extremely fun and rewarding.  Thinking of the right plot twist or nailing a scene can make my day, any time.  But above all, it's just good to feel meaningful.


  1. As you might have read, others have said a similar thing, that their lives suddenly found focus when they wrote, or they simply can't conceive of doing anything else. It sounds like you know what that means!

    I wish you well with the new blog, and with your WIP and the revisions. Congratulations on having written the novel, even if it still needs some work. You've done better than a lot of people. :)

  2. Thank you for the encouraging words :)

  3. Great answer, and one that has become extra true for me recently: I'm between jobs because I just moved (and I don't have kids yet or another fulfilling reason to be home), so writing is something that can give me a sense of stability, purpose, and accomplishment daily.

  4. I can see that. Good luck with everything! But don't forget that outside of writing there's a whole new, wonderful world to explore!

    But I definitely get wanting a sense of purpose. Over the summer if I'm just hanging around, I feel completely useless. Writing fills that gap.

    And it's just fun :)