owl in winter

owl in winter

My Mission Statement

For those of you who may have just stumbled on my blog (and those of you who follow it as well - I don't mean to leave anyone out), let me tell you a little bit about why I keep this blog and why I hope you will come back to it, time and time again.

I write. Writing is my passion. It keeps me up at night. It keeps me banging on my computer keys ignoring my family, friends my laundry, and the world outside for hours at times. I have learned to live with the fact that I am happiest when I am creating something, whether I am writing, or wandering about the countryside with my camera (my "mini me"), or cooking a beautiful dish to be enjoyed by others or working in my garden. By day, I work in the corporate world. The creative factor there is pretty low. Living an inspired life is very important to me.  

It must be important to you too or you wouldn't come here.

Part of the reason I started this blog was to encourage other writers. The first reason is, yes, I want to be published very much and I can only dream that Someone Who Can Make That Happen finds me, but I find in the community of writers that I belong to, that there is a lot of confusion about how to write, how to go about the process, is this okay to write about or is that okay to delve into and how can I make it better. The rules seem to be more important to some of us than inspired work. Creativity does not live in a box. It won't flourish.

All of us want to be successful, to be validated. Encouragement is hard to find sometimes. If I can give you, my reader, a glimmer of hope, a grain of confidence and clarity, then I feel that I have done the job I came here to this blog to do.

It's a labor of love. For you. For the written word and for all the future books out there that we all want to read - the ones you had the guts to write.

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