These are (paraphrased) things people have told me (erica) about their decision to become an author:
It's a calling. I can't imagine doing anything else.
If I can't write, I can't breathe. They're the same thing.
This is what I was born to do.
I've written ten books this year and hope to write ten more next year.
These are other (paraphrased) things people have told me (erica) about their decision to become an author:
I've read some great books over the years and thought maybe I could do that, too.
I wrote a book and am committed to making it the best it can be, no matter how long it takes.
This is harder than I thought it would be.
I write when I can, but other things have to come first in my life.
Me? I breathe much more easily than I write. I've written one complete book and - for reasons I could take millions of years to explain, but that would just be wasting time - a bunch of semi-completed books. I want to be published, I really, really do. That said, it's more of a job for me than a calling. I WORK to make those words come out. And when they do, I WORK to make them better. I research and read and edit and revise and rewrite and, well, that's where I am.
I believe in the Call, it just hasn't happened to me. You?
(Hey, all. It's me, Christy. So muCh for the short and sweet post eriCa had going. Sorry. I feel like my writing is a Calling. It's what I want to do all day, every day even though I'm really supposed to be doing so many other things instead. It's what I love most (besides being with my family, of Course) to do. (Don't tell my Colleagues and students, please. I love them, too. I'm just not as driven to be with them. They don't fill my mind every seCond of every day like all things writing do.)
for our daily Challenge:
When I was about 13, I read the novel Remember Me by Christopher Pike. It stayed with me long enough that I was eCstatiC to find it again this past summer. I bought it and reread it. So, here it is for you today as our C author. Go here to see a post/book review I wrote on this book a little while baCk.
(Today's post SO Could have been on the Conference we are attending this Friday-Sunday and are totally biting our nails down prepping for. Prayers and well wishes/advice welcomed. Thanks.)