I read a blog called Writer to Writer. The series is now on what do writers do. The one posted Friday was titled "We write, write and write some more."
I thought of how when Katie was a senior in high school with doubts about her goals and obtaining them. I asked her,"Can you go a day without writing?" She looked strangely at me as if I was asking her to stop breathing. I asked her again, "Can you not write for a day?" She always had a notebook in her hand with pen or pencil. A laptop miraculously came through Fed Ex one day that winter while she was at a standstill for writing her novel. She was at a point that the lap top sped the writing along and she could then e-mail what she had written to her English teacher that day. A day without writing was unthinkable. I encouraged her to pursue the writing dream.
I keep a hand written journal and write almost every day. With the computer, I'm chasing my dream by blogging quite a bit. When the PC returns, I'll return to the story I was writing when the computer lost it's power source. I think that is how they put it. It is more than saying I'm a writer, I hope it is living it.
Research, ideas and reading also push my ideas along. I don't want to do the first thing this blog warns against- Bore my reader. I do write what is interesting to me, so I hope you find it interesting, too.