I love writing. It's cheaper than therapy and if you do it right, you can actually make money. Still working on the last part.
Biggest thing I've learned about writing? If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right. When I reread through chapters I've written recently, I can totally tell when I was having a fun and when I was forcing the scene to come out. If I had to guess, the reader probably can too.
When you write, you share a piece of yourself on the page. So thank you to all of the authors that I love that change my life. Thank you for sharing with me. From now on I will read your work and wonder exactly what piece of you I'm getting. The part where you're hashing out your high school issues, or the little moments of parenthood that make you want to take your kid back to the OBGYN.
My favorite thing you share, your first love, re-envisioned, so that it happens the way it was supposed to.