I’m a writer because I enjoy writing.
I get my ideas from the world around me as well as the fantasies within me.
I try to write for a regular period each day.
I believe in using adjectives and adverbs frugally.
I structure my work-in-progress by writing according to how the story seems to be telling itself instead of writing to a prepared plot outline though I know my major plot points.
I realize writing self-discipline by making myself work whether I’m in the mood or not.
I handle the difficult, ‘writer’s block’ or ‘dry’ times by working on something else to keep good writing habits.
I attempt to make my work as good as it can be by editing, rewriting and polishing.
In seeking an agent or publisher I research the market thoroughly and learn how to make a professional submission. I also read books by writer’s the potential agent represent or by the publisher where I believe I’m a good fit.
I receive rejection slips with a twinge, and then move to the next submission. It’s not personal.
I see myself in the future finding satisfaction in writing novels and narrative nonfiction my readers enjoy.
I want to write because I have characters and stories bursting to come to life. I have voices in my head that need to escape to paper or keyboard.
If you a writer how would you explain why you are a writer?