The ability to make up an entire plot line around an overheard fragment of conversation from the people sitting behind you at a restaurant.
When someone asks you to give them writing advice, and you realize that you feel absolutely confident in your ability to do so.
When you come up with a really good idea for a story…and you actually remember it when you sit down to write.
How quickly time passes when you're really writing in the zone.
When one of your characters does something that totally surprises you.
That feeling you get when you've been struggling to convey something...and you NAIL it.
That breathless excitement you experience when you find someone who really wants to hear—beyond polite interest—what your book is about.
For all you writers out there that are finding yourself reluctant to sit down at that keyboard for any reason (writer's block, lack of inspiration, depression, stress, life), I've decided to share a few of my favorite reasons to keep writing. I'll throw one out there every week or so--I've got about a dozen in … Continue reading Writerly Reminders–#whyIlovewriting