Writing Time, Part 37. Why Write Today?

“There are great rivers that feed the lake, like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky. And then there are mere trickles, like Jean Rhys. All that matters is feeding the lake.” DragonArcherp1small– Jean Rhys

One of the best ways to ensure we make time for our writing career is to take a step back and appreciate its importance. It’s a happy fact that we writers are engaged in a business that changes the world for the better. Every story that’s out there, offering thrills, bliss, laughter, or tears, gives another dimension of experience to its readers.

We write for ourselves, because we love to write and because we must write. But we also write

  • for our readers,
  • for our fellow writers who are cheered and inspired by success,
  • for our editors to make their livings editing
  • for our publishers, great or small, who live to get work to the readers who want it
  • for Jean Rhys’s “lake”

If our purpose is to feed the reading world’s love of storytelling, that’s a powerful reason to get up in the morning and find time to hammer out that next scene.

Hope it’s another brilliant writing week for you. Cheers Mel

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