“You always find things you didn’t know you were going to say, and that is the adventure of writing.” – John Updike
It wasn’t difficult to come up with ten items yesterday for my list of the hardest things about being a writer. However, it was even easier to list reasons why it’s great to be a writer. Here are ten (in no particular order) of the many reasons why I love being a writer.
Becoming so absorbed in what I’m writing that I lose myself entirely
The joy of rushing to write when the solution to a scene I’m stuck on hits me like a bolt of lightning or the idea for a new book or short story
Watching my characters develop and being surprised by where they lead me
The thrill of seeing The Ride displayed in the front window of a Barnes and Noble Bookstore
The excitement of my first television interview on WINK TV with Sarah Augusthy
Reading unsolicited good reviews of my work
The opportunities to meet other authors and to learn from them
Someone telling me how much they enjoyed reading my book
The euphoria I felt when I received a publishing contract
A sense of pride and accomplishment at seeing a project through to the end
What do you consider great about being a writer?
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