Saturday, July 19, 2008

What keeps you writing

I'm throwing this out for everyone. The cause is a recent birthday, 72nd and also realizing it's been 40 years since I published my first short story. Had a break of about ten years when I didn't write, though I did think about writing. Worked as a nurse and was exhausted at the end of the shifts. I've decided my reason for writing is because it makes me happy to create characters and watch them grow and change for the better or worse. I do not have a muse. The only person who cracks the whip is myself. Janet


S.D. Grady said...

Call it a it voices in my head. But mostly, its a need to DO something about all these ideas swirling in my head, and wouldn't they be far more interesting on paper than just company for that part of me that's somewhat insane? lol