Follow the Path
Today’s blog: Why I choose to write
Stories are powerful. They evoke emotion. They make us laugh; they make us cry. In fact, really good stories not only entertain, they remain a part of us.
I love stories. For me, writing is a passion. Yet, I confess, my family tree never touches that of Ernest Hemingway’s, nor does it show a relation to Stephen King, or J.K. Rowling, for that matter (sigh).
Yet, I choose to write. Why?
She stands 3′ 6″, has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is six years old and thinks my stories are ‘fantastical’ …so much so that she claps and giggles when I tell them. It is during one of these moments that I have an epiphany. I shall write a book. Yes, I will write a book – a book for her.
I am struggling with my first draft. In this moment, I learn an important lesson. Writing is a craft. It is hard work and not for the faint of heart. I am unprepared and lack the basic tools to get from point A to point B. I feel a pit in my stomach; fear sets in. My dedication wanes and I want to quit. I am floundering like a fish out of water.
THE SOLUTION ARRIVES: The Write Practice 100 Day Book Plan.
I join the program and gain:
- daily lessons
In the program, I learn reading is essential to writing and writing is a daily exercise. It is empowering. I finish my book.
I owe a great deal to The Write Practice , Joe Bunting and his excellent team of authors for teaching me the basics of writing.
We all need a mentor. If you are struggling to write that book, do not fret. One click opens the door to a community ready and willing to help. With the team at The Write Practice, I no longer write alone.
Please share why you choose to write and where you draw support.
Sunshine and Rainbows!