Jun 01 2013
I’d forgotten why I write.
I don’t write just because I’m an attention monger or because I want to prove how smart I am. I don’t write to promote myself or to promote others. I don’t write to start arguments or rants.
I write because I have ideas banging around in my head and putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard forces me to organize the ideas in such a way that other people might be able to understand them as well. I write because I want to test those ideas and see how they mesh with or challenge the ideas other people have. I like the idea of the ‘slow hunch’ and hope that something I write will click just a little with something banging around in someone else’s head. I write because I want to contribute back to the community I live and work in, in however small a way.
Luckily, I’m starting to remember why I write.