Friday, April 29, 2011

You! Yes, youYouYOU!!!!!

Why do you write?

The million dollar question, right?

Why do you write?

The notoriety? The money? The warm and fuzzy feeling when you see your name in print?

Why do you write?

To get your story out there? To share a message? To meet other people?

Why do you write?

To go to conferences? To make your free time worth while?

Why do you write?

Because your characters are just as important as real people? Because they have voices that deserve to be heard?

Why do you write?

For me? For your mother? Father? Siblings? Super awesome cousins or friends or blog followers?

Why do you write?

How about for you? Yes. For YOU!

Because YOU are important. YOU are the million dollar question. YOU are notorious, money, warm, and fuzzy. YOU have a story, a message. I want to meet YOU on blogs, at conferences, in your free time. YOU make your characters important and loved, give them voice. Write for YOU. Exist for YOU.

YOU are everything. Never forget it. :)

A big thanks to Christine for unknowingly inspiring me to do this oh-so-sappy post. I appreciate all of you! Thanks for visiting my tiny piece of the world.

-Marie

6 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You pretty much nailed my reasons except for the money one. I write YA contemporary. Not much money in that. Not like YA paranormal or dystopian. Now that's where the big advances come from. But that's not so important to me. As long as I get my message across and help a teen who is stuggling with something in her life, I'm happy.

And the conferences? Love 'em. :D

M.J. Fifield said...

I write. Therefore, I am.

And if by writing, I should happen to make someone happy somewhere or should happen to earn some money doing it, well, what a bonus.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Too many answers for a simple question.

Thanks for making your tiny piece of the world so enjoyable to visit.

Judy Croome said...

There must be somethig in teh air - this is the second time today this question has been asked on a blog I visit. I'll give the same answer: I write because I must. What is in me must find a voice...anything that comes after is in the hands of Fate.
Judy, South Africa

Christa said...

It's sweet, Marie. Thanks.

Zan Marie said...

I write because I'm a writer. That's simplistic, but true. I have to put the words down to live well. If others enjoy them, that's icing on the cake.

BTW, I'm only three followers away from the magic 200 and the kickoff of the Celebration Blogfest at the Shade of the Cherry Tree. Cross your fingers.