Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Thoughts on Writing

It's not often that I find myself on the other side of the interview (my nosy self is so used to asking the questions!), but that's exactly where I found myself a couple weeks ago when fellow writer and blogger Karis Rogerson invited me to be a part of her interview series. Excited, I gave an enthusiastic, "Yes," and before I knew it, a list of questions showed up in my inbox.

I never think I'll have anything meaningful or worthwhile to say -- and that people will actually want to read -- but I found myself getting into a groove as I was writing. Apparently, I have lots to say, on everything from writing to my disability to evil haters. You can read the full interview, but here's my favorite part...
I may be in a wheelchair, but when I’m writing, I’m not tied to anything. I can truly express myself and that is such an incredible feeling...One of my favorite things in the whole world is working on a piece of writing, being vulnerable in my words and then sending those words out into the world. It can be nerve-wracking wondering how people will respond, but that’s part of the excitement for me. I’ve always believed that a writer’s job is to make people feel, think, react, so whether those reactions are good or bad, I know I’ve done my job.
Exciting and nerve-wracking, indeed! But, as I've said many times before, I can't imagine doing anything else with my life. I mean, really, in what other job can you be so honest-bordering-on-TMI and not get sent a-packing? My point exactly.

Read the rest of the interview here, and as always, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks so much, Karis!! xoxo

P.S. Thoughts on blogging as a job! :)

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