My decision to be a writer

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

Thoughts about why I am a writer

This writers life


Memoir essay


When people ask me what I do, I tell them I get paid to write. And that's the truth. I am disabled and to keep myself from going mad and just sit and watch the days go by.... I write. But I don't write journals. I write adventures I wish I could take but can't.


I don't mean I can't do anything, I am quite independent. At least for the most part. And recently I've been watching youtube videos of ghostly haunted abandoned adventures as well as trips to amusement parks and museums.


AS I've stated before I began to love writing n junior high. The prompt I was given in English class one year was “ The red chair.” And from that we were to write a sort story which would be read by others and graded by our peers. I remember that story because it was about my grandmother when it was finished as well as a ghost story. I don't remember the grade. It's also the first story I have kept and has gone through many changes since. (if there are those interested I will post it here as well) Yes my grandma was a big influence in my life and I miss her dearly.


Now as an adult, I have many more stories some which I have kept some lost forever, with only reminisce in my memory of what they were. Besides had I kept them I would need a spare bedroom, there were that many over the years. None until recently have I switched to the computer and saved on a flash drive.


Recently I have begun writing the first romantic story when I was just out of high school and was inspired by a blind date I had when took me to a stock car race. Which I grew up on. Going to them not being in them. Because it was my first romance it was without explicit sexual content and I think that's why I love it. I guess it Harlequin-ish.

It has also grown up as I have. But its a sweet innocent (sad) love store.


The more I write the more I see my life as a writer and envision what it would be like to be well known as Nora Roberts, Stephen King and many others. Sitting outside sipping wine and writing the next great American novel. Well maybe its just me drinking the wine.


While I would love to get a book deal and make millions. I am fulfilling a promise I made as a child. And that was to be a writer. But the reasons were different then. I was an abused child and no one heard my cries for help so I promised myself when I grew up, I was going to write a book and let others know they are not alone. Don't let what happened or is happening to you define you as you grow up. You are an amazing person and can offer so much to others you encounter or will encounter. So never quit or give up.


They say as a writer you live twice – once for living through the adventure and second for writing about it.


My lesson- you have to enjoy the life you've been given you don't get another go round.


When I joined here I had a few pieces which I have posted but suddenly life happened and I wasn't able to get things out until now. So I may post 5 days take off two to write short pieces to post. I don't want to lose the momentum. And we have a new year coming up. So new goals are bubbling on the back burner. So please stay tuned.



Submitted: December 20, 2020

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88 fingers

Hope it works out for you. Write when you have the ideas flowing in you. Take a break when needed.

Sun, December 20th, 2020 8:21pm


Yea, that I'll d, I need to get used to things again and get into a groove... Write a few things post ,, write post... as well as take care of the family. I do have a few ideas I am playing around with.... Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Sun, December 20th, 2020 2:26pm


"fw piees"?

I wish you luck and proofreading is an easy win. Best wishes for success in 2021.

Tue, December 22nd, 2020 12:15pm


Thank you fo pointing that out.

Fri, January 1st, 2021 6:14pm

Bert Broomberg

I enjoyed reading about your wish to write. We all have different reasons for writing the things we write, but it is always nice to read what inspires other writers. Keep up the good work.

Tue, January 5th, 2021 3:33pm


Thank you for stopping by and reading this. I have also enjoyed learning what inspires writers, where they work, why they work and what their space looks like.

Tue, January 5th, 2021 7:39am

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