Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Why do I do it?

I write because I can. I write because I have always been fascinated by words and eloquence. I feel as though if one has the ability to do something fairly well that they should do it no matter what. Refine the talent, work at it, and success in whatever measure will follow.

I can't explain the high I felt after I wrote my first draft of my first novel. I rode that wave for months. I felt like I had struck oil. I was excited and petrified to share my work and that is when I realized that I wanted to write not for myself but for those I love and for people, not just kids, who have adventure in their hearts.


  1. Like the runners high with less sweat!

  2. I really enjoy how you answer this question with "because I can" while I answer it "because I can't not." Your enthusiasm is ridiculously palpable. But there is that saying about 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration, so what I also admire is how hard you write, the work you put into it.

  3. I can't even imagine how exhilarating it must be to finish a draft of a novel. I can't wait.

    You do have an amazing enthusiasm that is evident in your work.