Writing is hard. Real hard. But not impossible. So is publishing. But then again, so is living.

So why do you want to write?

It’s  a soul-searching question and a necessary one. When you have clarity about why you want to write, you’ll immediately realize why you can’t do otherwise.

The why is the hardest part of writing; everything else is about development and devotion.

This blog, it’s pages and life stories, is dedicated to the pursuit of creative habit, the creative spine if you will, behind self improvement and fidelity to the craft. What you won’t find here is a how-to. The internet is chock full of how-to-get-published articles, blogs, and books. You can find some good advice over on my resource page.

My message to you (however worn and divine) is this—to be a writer you must write.

This you know. But then questions arise:

  • What do I do when I’m not getting published?
  • What do I do in between submissions?
  • What if no one is listening?
  • What if no one cares?

You write anyway.

No matter the challenges, no matter the wait, no matter what, you write!

This is the writer’s motto. It is a battle cry. A call to arms. And although the road ahead will be tough, you must keep going!

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” 
― Ray BradburyZen in the Art of Writing

It is my intention to bring bits of my own experience to the table, triumphant or tragic, ugly or not and to share with you moments of this writer’s life, including the ups and downs of rejection and acceptance. I’ll share encouraging stories of how writers became writers, and I’ll offer suggestions and share resources. Mostly, I’ll cheer you on.

So let’s get busy writing. Let’s work on honing our skills. Mastering our voice. Shedding our skin. No matter what comes our way, let’s commit to our passion and write with intent.

Your legend is not what you write, but that you write.

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XO, Charleigh