Why I Write

I loved this. Unlike Untangled, I’ve pretty much always written, but I could never stick to it as a kid. I always wanted to keep a journal, but it would always peter out… Now I’m blogging and what was meant to be a once-a-week venture suddenly has two posts a week (sometimes three) waiting in my queue for two months before they go live! Another eight posts are drafted, half-written, and my book has actually made it all the way to The End now I’m typing rather than writing. There’s certainly a lot to be said for typing rather than hand writing – and it seems like I write because I have a lot to say…


It’s been two weeks since I finished collaborating on a new writing project. Since then,  I have allowed myself precious time to sit on my deck and reflect over the whirlwind of the past year. Releasing Untangled, emerging from the shadows of silence, blogging, speaking to groups, and now preparing to pitch our project, I ask myself, Why do I write?

When I speak to groups and open it up for questions, I’m almost always asked, what made you write a book, or have you always been a writer? The answer to both is, “no!” I never wrote anything beyond copy for ads, or random newsletter articles for my jobs before 2011. I didn’t keep a journal, never was a huge letter writer, I really never gave writing a thought.

When I began therapy my therapist suggested that I journal. Most of us have been told by our therapist’s to journal…

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