I am anxious to see how people respond to the "Why I Write" Blogfest. It's just a day for sharing with other writers what inspires us to put thoughts into words and communicate and tell stories! And meet more writers =) Thanks, Kayeleen for giving the opportunity! And thanks, MPAX, for leading me to it.
This is why I write:
I am not your typical writer that pursued literature and english. I didn't love reading in school. I never even considered being a writer. Good start, huh? I gradually grew to love reading. Then I had many experiences that I thought would make a good story, so in my twenties I wrote one. Life moves on and my story got pushed to the side but never forgotten.
Now that my kids don't need my constant supervision, I have come back to wanting to write. I write mainly to entertain. I love to surprise readers with twists, which is hard to do these days. It seems everything has been done! I love to bring a smile or even a laugh and sometimes a lesson or inspiration. Writing has become my biggest challenge, or maybe getting published has. There is much more to it than I expected, but I am willing to do what it takes to get it done. But just knowing other writers and readers have enjoyed my scribblings has already made my efforts worth it!
Thanks again for all your support!