This was among the first posts when I began the blog in 2008 and still applies. I have added a few years to my life since the day I discovered blogging. But my reasons for continuing to write remains the same. Writing makes me happy. Not only the writing but over the years I've discovered having people learn from my stories or just getting them is nice. I also look at the reasons people don't get my stories and hopefully learn from them.
What keeps you writing?
Celebrated my 72nd birthday the other day and realized 40 years had passed since I published my first short story. There were a number of years when I didn't write because I went back to work as a nurse to put children through college. Nursing is exhausting work. Once I retired, long before I was 65. I began writing again. One of the reasons I keep writing is because putting words on paper and watching characters change and grow better or worse makes me happy. I have had a number of friends who began writing. Some of them were much better than I am, but for some reason, there was nothing to keep them going. I'm throwing this out to my friends. What keeps you writing. Janet