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Someone asked me awhile ago why I wanted to be a writer. They asked me what I wanted to get out of it. Do I get this question a lot? Yes.  I get it all the time. It’s been awhile since I’ve graduated college and really took this writing seriously. People still can’t understand why I want to do it.

I really try to take it all in stride. People around here don’t just become writers. They do other things like farming, nursing, teaching, etc. Writers just don’t come out of this rural county. I don’t like to fit in the mold anyways. I like to do my own thing.

So, this is how I answered that question:

I want to be a writer because I feel like it’s what I am meant to do. I feel we all have a certain purpose in this world and we should do what makes us happy. Writing makes me happy. It’s my therapy.  I’ve said this before but if I can inspire just one person out there in this world then I have succeeded. If I can help just one person then that will bring more joy to me than anything else.

I guess people around here think I’m in it just to become some popular author. If that happens, great, but that’s not my goal. My goal is to inspire people to read, to get wrapped up in a world they may not be familiar with. I want them to meet my characters and feel for them. I want them to become friends.

My stories are only going to strengthen and take on a life of their own. I already have an idea for another book. When that idea hit me, I immediately dropped what I was doing and started writing down notes. I had a full-page by the time I was finished. I have all these ideas running around in my head, it would be a shame not to share them with everyone. 🙂

So, that’s why I want to be a writer. When you have a passion for something, you should always go for it. Stop caring what other people are going to think. You can’t go anywhere if you don’t try.

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