I've recently set out on a writing adventure. I've been a reader my whole life and in my teens and early 20s considered myself a writer. I gave up for about ten years and have just now jumped back into the game. Why? Because of an idea - a sudden, quick inspiration that was planted with a joking remark, but given enough thought to grow. Literally God-inspired, I'd say!
So, the purpose of having a blog? Not sure. I don't ever talk about the fact that I am writing something, let alone about the writing itself. I found a great blog by Editor/Agent Betsy Lerner after reading her book "The Forest for the Trees" (which I had bought just before my 10yr hiatus and didn't read until last month). I found people I can relate too! And while I read every comment made by everyone on Betsy's posts, I caught myself thinking I'd like a place to put my thoughts. Not a journal, but somewhere other writers can reply and hopefully we can all Keep Inspired.
So this is my attempt at stepping out and connecting with a community I've never known beyond myself and my beloved teachers. I am not blogging to glorify my talent or myself through my talent. All glory goes to the One who gave the talent, but writing is a lonely activity. It's a job where one person spends much time alone, trying to connect to others (Betsy! Nice). Even with a full life and people all around, writing takes a person to a place that no one can understand unless they too have had the experience. I have no one in my life who would understand this, so I open this blog to share the experience with others and have them share with me.
"Any man who keep working is not a failure." Ray Bradbury