Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk about writing for a solid hour on a tele-seminar hosted by the fabulous Kym Coco. She inquired about my journey of becoming a writer; the benefits of a writing practice; how writing has changed my life; common beliefs that keep people from writing; and how writing could be an access to realizing our potential. I could have talked for hours on this subject and Kym masterfully pulled the points from my long-winded and passion-filled answers.
The day before I began writing my first book, Waiting for Jack, I was not a writer. And, it took me years to actually call myself a writer. I was becoming an author but being a “writer” seemed to be some elite category where I had to earn membership. And maybe that’s true. At some point in my journey, I began to call myself a writer. Now, in my blogging, I am getting close to the total word count of my first book. It took me 9 months to write that and I have only been doing this for 33 days... I have never been a proponent of speed-writing but I am seeing what is possible when the fire burns hot.
10 May, 2012 / 0 Comments