08 Jan My Favorite Part
I recently wrote about my favorite part of writing for Rogue Women Writers. I’m sharing an excerpt here.
Sometimes, people ask me what my favorite part of writing is.
It’s not first drafts. Pull my fingernails out with pliers, why don’t you.
Rewriting and editing is much more fun. That’s where I roll my sleeves up and really get to work. Because now I’ve got that messy lump of clay on the wheel, something to work with.
But the best part is having written. People denigrate writers like this—that there are those who love to write and those who love having written. But having written means I can get out and be with readers, which is by far the best part of being a writer. After all, it was a love for stories that made most writers want to write in the first place.
I’m also a big believer that something mystical happens between my pen (okay, my fingernails and the keyboard) and the printed words, and between the printed words and the reader’s heart. Something that I wasn’t a part of, that isn’t technically even my business.
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