"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thankful Writer

Thanksgiving is next week so naturally I am reflecting on the blessings in my life. Today I thought of ten reasons why I’m thankful to be a writer…

1. I get to play with my love of words.

2. I write about what’s most important to me – faith, family, friends and fantasy.

3. If I couldn’t write down some of the things floating around in my head, I might be in an asylum somewhere!

4. Writing has led me to befriend some wonderful people through guilds, conferences and in blogging.

5. I am thankful for rejections. They force me to work harder and keep trying. When I receive a rejection I realize three things: A) I CAN make it better. B) This piece WILL be published somewhere, someday and C) This publisher who just rejected me will print something of mine eventually, it’s my GOAL.

6. I love the First Amendment - Writing lets me open my soul, heart and mind to others. I write things I would not have the chance to say let alone publish in many other nations.

7. I can write in my pajamas and no one knows.

8. Writing is a fulfilling outlet for my creativity.

9. It gives me an excuse to read, another activity I love. I read to be inspired by other writers.

10. My writing is stumbling and imperfect, but it is an art form than can always be pure and true.

Are you thankful to be a writer?


Laurie Kolp said...


How can I add anything to that gratitude list? I feel exactly the same way. Thank you for inspiring me!


Perri said...

I love this post! I often forget how lucky I am to have my own private little world :)

Jessica Ferguson said...

Great post! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

it's a mixed blessing! Hard, but rewarding. I can't not do it, though. :)

NotesFromNellie said...

Love this post and am sharing on fb. All points well taken.