A Love Letter to Writers

It’s Valentine’s Day and no matter if you love this holiday or hate it, I want to take this opportunity to talk about the love of writing.

I fully believe in loving what you write. Loving the process. Loving your characters. Giving your writing your full heart. I’m a slow writer sometimes, but I love it when it’s slow and I get to savor the words, edit, and find the perfect phrase. Other times I write in fitful bursts of adrenaline and excitement, where I can’t get the words on the page fast enough. Then, I love tearing my book open, re-structuring it, and fitting the puzzle pieces back together. I love reading my work out loud when I think it’s almost done to see how it sounds. I love my characters as if they’re my good friends. I love the adventure of the blank page and the mess of a first draft full of ideas and gold.

I love the process.

I love the work.

If you’re struggling with your writing. If you’re finding it hard or miserable, or you’re thinking of quitting … step back.

I made this fun 30-second video as a Valentine to all the writers out there. Remember why you love to write. Honor why you love to write!

This Valentine’s Day fall in love with writing again!

One response to “A Love Letter to Writers”

  1. Bev Baird says:

    Perfect day to hear those words. I need your message.

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