Write That Book!

***Okay before I get started, I KNOW I’ve posted several times in the past about writing and why I do it. But honestly. it helps me….***

Why do I write? Why do YOU write? When did you decide that you wanted to be a writer?

I realize I’ve explored this topic several times but I feel it’s helpful, at least for me that is.

I came across this quote a couple of months ago and while I’m sure I shared it with you all I’m going to share it again.

If there’s a book that you want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then YOU must write it.

Toni Morrison

So. Why DO I write?

I’ve been writing off and on since I was about 9 years old. So about 30 years. (wait, hold up…30 years??? 30??? There’s no way. (*does the math*) Ummm…so yeah…I’m officially getting old. GETTING? Nope, I’m there. LOL LOL

In high school writing was so therapeutic for me. If I had a bad day, I’d come home and bang out a poem in like 10 minutes. It came so natural to write when I was feeling down and depressed. Good days…? They were few and in between. I was suffering from severe depression and, though we didn’t realize it at the time, bipolar disorder. I didn’t have a lot of happy days in my senior year.

If you want to write, you can
Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent.
Who am I? What right have I to speak?
Who will listen to me?
You are a human being with a unique story to tell.
You have EVERY right

Richard Rhodes

So write that book, write that essay, write that research paper. Whatever writing project you are working on….keep writing.

I keep an article by Neil Gilliland at my desk and refer to it anytime I need inspiration. In his article he mentions several different reasons why he write. Please…click on his name and it’ll link you to this article. It’s very good.

“Why do I write?–I have no idea but I will probably keep doing it. You should, too.”

Neil Gilliland, One Magazine

I keep saying I’m going to write a book. And who knows? Maybe I will. But right now I’m just writing….whether it ends up into book form I have no idea. But I’m going to keep writing.

And you should too.

4 thoughts on “Write That Book!

  1. So, I need to get back to my book. šŸ˜…šŸ˜…

    Writing poetry was also something that came easy for me. Blog writing and novel writing has taught me so much about structure and research. Something that has not been easy for me. But I’ve learned a lot.

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  2. Agree, just recently I went through the very same thing. Needless to say, the book has been written and published. Sharing my story of God’s Grace as a “single mother.” Feel free to check it out. I offer it for free via Kindle Unlimited. It’s called Concrete Rose by Rosalyn Green.

    Blessings,
    Rosalyn

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