Ruth posed this question for us this week: "What do you love about writing?"
And the first thing that popped into my head was, "I love the feeling when I finish writing." It's a bit like exercising for me, I like the way I feel when I finish my walk or complete my move and exercise rings.
Even after all these years of blogging, the best part for me is when I hit post. Then I allow myself to do the fun stuff which is read what others have written. Sometimes I do that before I post (especially if I'm struggling to crank out a post), but frequently I save it as the dangling carrot that motivates me to write.
So what is my motivation to write? It's connection and community. I love the way that I feel connected to my writer friends as we share our lives by crafting these posts. My community of writer friends matter to me. It's a joy that I've met some of you in person, but it's not necessary. The things that we share connect us to one another and that's what motivates me to put words on the page.
I'm not one of those people who has filled years of notebooks. But I am so grateful for the years of writing that I have captured on my blog. Without a community of writers, I fear that I my writing life would dwindle away, so thank you for being here for me!
That said, I have two things on my heart today (snow and books):
The softness of snow
sprinkles a much needed
cozy blanket over
difficult days and times.
I've indulged in my favorite kind of snow day, stayed in my pjs all day, drank hot chocolate, and finished my latest book club read. Now because my next book club read has yet to arrive on my library hold shelf, I get to choose between these three books: Everthing Sad is Untrue, A Wish in the Dark, or Blackbird Girls. I welcome your recommendations.