Welcome to mid-week, mid-month madness!
Last week I noticed this hashtag going around on twitter: #whyIwrite
At the time, my mind went blank. Why do I write? I don't know, 'cause it's fun? Seemed like too shallow of an answer to put out there in the twitterverse, so I just amused myself by reading everyone else's comments.
But the question stuck with me, and as much as I'd like to come up with one of those deep, insightful answers, the reality is that I write for fun. Sometimes it's not fun, sometimes it's painful, but even then, I still enjoy the challenge.
Yesterday I recaptured the joy of the first draft. Halfway into my YA historical, I arrived at a moment where a dozen roads opened in front of me. I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store. Which do I choose? Which way will be the most exciting? Fully immersed, I watched in amazement as the story unfolded in front of my eyes and poured through my fingers. What fun!
So what about you? Why do you write, or read, or illustrate, or blog?
We're midway through the month. Go, go, go! And don't forget to stop in at Shari's tomorrow: http://sharigreen.wordpress.com/blog