Today is the National Day of Writing.Twitter has a great hashtag #whyIwrite where people are adding their thoughts about why they write. My reasons for writing are many and varied, but the most important reason I *write* is to be published. To share my stories with the rest of the world. To entertain people.
Without those, I would have no reason to put words to paper. To write. Oh, I would still be coming up with stories. That will never not happen. Creating stories and fantastical situations in my mind has always been
But without that drive, that need to share them with others, I would just keep them locked in my brain where it’s okay for my main characters to be Mary Sues and my villains to be to stupid to live.
I am thankful every day that I have that drive because it forces me to make my stories better. To push myself further.
Why do you write? If you have a Twitter account, go make your voice heard.
It’s also Spirit Day. I don’t *need* a reason to wear purple, but if you do, today is the day to do it. Wear purple to symbolize your solidarity with the QUILTBAG community. Today I’m wearing a purple silk shirt and purple polka-dot fuzzy socks.