I Am Thankful For...

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I joined Brenda Drake's Thanksgiving Blog hop. Why? To write a post about what I'm thankful for and to connect with other writers. I'm thankful for so many things, so I decided to post about the one thing that made the most sense to me. 

I'm thankful for readers. And for writers. If I could make a living doing nothing more than reading and writing, I'd be living a dream. 

Since that's likely not going to happen, I'll settle for reading as many books as I can and writing as long as the hope still exists that someone, somewhere, wants to read it. (Of course, I'd still write, even if I were the only one that would ever see it.) Storytelling is King.

This certainly isn't a wordy post so I'll leave with a quote. (Yes, I heart quotes.)

“All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. For all one knows that demon is simply the same instinct that makes a baby squall for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.” 
― George Orwell

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  1. I've always thought one had to be a little crazy to be a writer!

  2. Hmm, not sure how I feel about erasing one's "personality" from one's prose. To me "voice" is only as good as it is authentic. I think it's hard to do authentic without at least some of the writer's experience/personality/soul being part of the mix. Food for thought...

  3. All the greats were crazy. Virginia Wolfe and company, totally insane. I feel at home. LOL Love this post! <3


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