It all begins with a bit of daily reading…
And then the writing.
Other than my daily devotional of Stephen King’s “On Writing”, I try to read every day. It’s good for the brain…well, at least mine. Anyway, a Facebook friend of mine, Dave Vescio, suggested that I read the book “Renegades Write The Rules”, penned by Amy Jo Martin. The book deals with the concept of navigating the world of social media. Anytime that I read a self-help text, I search for the underlying concept that can be affixed to other aspects of my life…
So, why do I write? I write because I enjoy writing. I always have…and I always will.
Nothing more…nothing less.
Would it be nice to write the next piece of “It” literature, rake in some fat leaves of cabbage, and wait for a big movie option? Yes, and I’d be lying if I wrote here that I haven’t thought about it. The reality is that I have a lot of work to get to that point. The other reality is that the odds are against me.
Why continue writing, if riches are a “shot in the dark”?
Because writing is what I was designed to do. I may have reached that reality a little late in the game, but I reached it.
Attention is nice, but for every one hour at a book signing, I enjoyed 500 or more, alone, drinking cold coffee, and listening to the voices between my ears. As soon as one book is completed…it’s time to start the next one.
I was hoping that I would have something profound to say…nope. Not really.
I write because I am supposed to.
(NOTE: Today’s post is the first for me, using the WordPress app for my smartphone. I’m weaning myself from the tether of my laptop. Maybe Scrivener will create an Android app so I can write using my Note 5?)