I Want to Write
There are some fantastic blogs out lately with heaps of encouragement for NaNoWriMo, and because I’m doing it again this year (last year was my first, and very successful attempt it was, too) I thought I’d share a couple of these fab blogs to boost your confidence and encourage you in case you’re having doubts about doing NaNo this year! Read and be inspired!!
Back a few weeks ago, I responded to a writing prompt I found in a Writer’s Digest magazine. The prompt asked me to “acknowledge that writing is hard.” I think that all the time, but I’ve never written those words down. So I did—plus a few more. Then I went on to the rest of the prompt, which included: “Write about how you are going to make writing happen.”
Writing down how hard writing is, acknowledging it, brought up the question, “So why do I do it?”
My answer is simply because I really, really want to. I have no idea why I have such a longing to write, and I have come to see that I don’t have to know. I believe that if I have the longing, I must also have the skills (or the ability to learn the skills) to be a great writer. I’m learning the…
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