The soul of a writer

Hello Readers. I'm sorry I didn't follow up on my posts like I said I would. There were some issues that prevented me from keeping up on a few things. But in coming back and getting my feet "wet" again, I'd just like to talk a little about being a writer.

When you're a writer, writing can feel like a lifeline when the world kind of spirals out of control around you. It's like a breath of normalcy when nothing seems normal. On days when I stop writing and get caught up in all of the other craziness that life brings I start to feel that "drift" away from myself. And I ask myself "why don't things feel right?" Then I begin to write and the clarity that comes is amazing! It's a pressure valve release, an inhalation after holding your breath. I feel like myself again.

If you're a writer, that's what writing is to you. It's hard for other people to understand--and it can be hard even for you to remember. But it's not just WHAT you do, it's WHO you are. To be, you have to write.