Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Writing is Therapy

You might remember my recent post "A Longing to Influence," where I wrote about my dozens of passions for numerous causes, and not really knowing where to start.  Through writing that article, because writing is therapy for me, I discovered that I need to just start with what is right in front of me - the people who are already in my circle of influence.  For the past two weeks I have been praying daily, "God, help me to narrow my passions. Show me what I am supposed to focus on."

Only one word came to mind every time I prayed that prayer:  write.

I have never really considered myself a writer, although other people have mentioned that I am.  "You're a writer!" they say, yet I just laugh it off.  I'm not published, I have no real evidence that I'm a writer, other than this little blog that I update a few times a week. Because for me, writing is therapy.  When I sit down to write, the words come fast, and I often hit "publish" without even proof-reading it.  At the end, I feel all tingly, like I just exerted a large amount of energy and then I need a nap. I love it.

I wrote about my passion for words here.  I started a worksheet for myself of all the articles I want to write.  In about 5 minutes I came up with 20 ideas and started writing - in the last 24 hours I have written 4 of those articles and submitted them to 2 different magazines.  I honestly don't know if anything will ever happen, but it's okay, because for me, writing is therapy.

This morning I hopped online to to look at some domain names. I don't know why; it just peaked my curiosity.  I ended up buying my own name as a domain and paid my $5.99 for the year.  Within 5 minutes, I found out that I had won two review copies of Sarah Mae's "How to Market and Sell Your ebook."  Coincidence?  I'm not sure yet.  What I do know is that I am devouring her book and cannot wait to write up my review and possibly do a giveaway of her book.

So, with that, I am going to start writing.  I do have a book in process that I hope to turn into an ebook someday soon.  We will see.  For now, I'm greatly enjoying reading about the process and writing, because writing is therapy!

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