Why ask why? I feel like we could get really existential here if we wanted to, but I’ll avoid delving too deep into the psyche of “why” here-ha!
I write because I want to remember. I want to connect. I want to leave a lasting bond or legacy with the few people who knew me, or who truly took the time to get to know me through this blog.
I write to flex my creative muscles.
I write to keep up the habit of writing, so the talents and words are not lost in the shuffle of life.
I write to put my feelings and thoughts into the universe. To manifest my future.
I write because the thing I’ve wanted to do most in the world since I was seven years old is write.
I guess that’s why I write, but not why I write what I do. So why do I write what I write? Because it’s what is there. It’s what exists within me wanting to come out, and if I never let it out it implodes.
There’s no science or planning behind it at all haha! Honestly, each and every post starts as a bunch of jumbled thoughts that I need to spill onto the page so I just start writing. I write and write and write without knowing where I’m going, and once it’s all out on the page I go back and re-read what I’ve written to make sure it make sense. Sometimes (a lot of the time) it doesn’t, and things need to be reorganized, or I find I’ve completely switched direction somewhere and one post then becomes two.
Unfortunately when working on novels/books it doesn’t work quite the same for me. I get too hung up on editing as I go, instead of just letting it all come and going back. I’ll write a page and go back and edit and edit and edit until I’ve lost my flow and the book sits for a few months. Guess I need to learn to apply my blog writing habits to my books.
Another blogger I had the pleasure of being introduced to and having in my life for quite some time now is Aubrey from High-Heeled Love. If Wonder Woman is real, it must be Aubrey. She owns her own business and is a jujitsu warrior. I mean, she’s one tough cookie who can hold her own in this crazy world. I absolutely look to Aubrey for shoe, wine, or coffee advice (three of the best things in life) and I am so grateful to know her-she has such a big heart.