Ready? Set? Publish!

24 Jan

“Publish.” That word gives me goose bumps. It encompasses my idea of success, my desire to encourage self-discovery in others, and my need to be a good example for my son. That word also terrifies me. The thought of my writing out there in the world for real people (like you!) to read makes me feel a little nauseated. But, today I’m taking that leap. I’m writing the post. I’m clicking publish. Now what? Well, I want this to be a place you visit when you’re feeling a little sick from your own writing. Come here like you’d go home for your mom’s mac n cheese.

So, here’s how the blog works. Early in the week, I’ll post a writing-related question. Your job is to post a response to the question during the week. Be honest and blow off some steam. Admit to things you might not otherwise. Take that leap and let your own writing out into the world (chances are no one on here knows who you really are anyway)! Don’t forget to check back to read the other comments and vote on your favorite. On Friday, I’ll highlight the readers’ favorite answer and post my own answer to the question. Ready? Set? Publish!

This week’s question: Why do you write?


Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Admitting You Write


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6 responses to “Ready? Set? Publish!

  1. Sandy

    January 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I write for the usual reasons: to express myself, to inform others, to leave something of myself for posterity. Then, there’s another reason. I love words and it gives me joy to manipulate them.

  2. Ellen

    January 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I write to remember, to celebrate, to inform, to laugh, and to make other laugh. I also write to practice using adjectives, a skill that I lost after four years of scientific instruction. I sometimes write to vent, although I am considerably less than eloquent when mad or sad.

    All that said, I don’t write nearly enough.

  3. salsanpeeps

    January 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I don’t write much anymore. I write thank you notes… because it’s part of my job. I used to write because it gave me an outlet. Often stuff that I wasn’t conciously thinking about came to the surface when I was writing, so that was enjoyable. Like Ellen said, I don’t write nearly enough.

  4. aneducationinbooks

    June 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Writing is the way I think best.

    • cocoanqueso

      June 7, 2011 at 9:02 am

      How funny that you should say that! I’ve continued to work on my writing motto and something that keeps popping up is “think in pencil.” So, I agree with you! Thanks for your comment!

      • aneducationinbooks

        June 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        You are welcome! Whenever I have a problem, I write it out. Sometimes I write things I haven’t thought before, and my thoughts become clearer and calmer because of what I’ve written.


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