Write Reasons

Why do we continue to write after all these years? We keep writing, getting rejected, write, reject and yet we start another story, put another idea down on paper. I think it's because we can't not write. The ideas come, they have to be played out.
I was telling my dh this morning about a conference I would like to attend. I don't know if it will work out date-wise, but I've heard lots of great things about this conference, it's close to home and I think it would be a great opportunity.
But then there was this little nagging in my mind---how much more money are you going to put out--before getting money in?
I've never really thought this way before. I think it's not the way God wants me to think.
I have to write. It comes from inside my heart. It's a given that stories come into my head all the time.
So I keep plugging away at it. Creating stories and characters and happy endings. (Yes, I HAVE to have a happy ending!)


Missy Tippens said...

You can't give up, no matter what the monetary cost! Who would I room with at conferences?? :)

I know exactly what you mean, though. I've been there, too. But it is part of who we are, so we have to keep going.

Hang in there!

kalea_kane said...

I just kind of stumbled here, but I am glad I did. I have NEVER been to a conference. What a blessing those must be! I am glad you write. Your words inspired me to not give up. :)


Belinda Peterson said...

Thanks for stumbling here. Writing is a tough business---but we love it, don't we. Keep in touch. I'd love to know how you are doing.