Every morning, I get up, make my coffee, and write. Some mornings I bound out of bed with more energy than a nuclear reactor. I cannot wait to sit down at my computer and write!
Some mornings, I sit and fret and sit and stare at the blank screen and sit some more. Most days are somewhere in between.
I’ve heard writers talk about what motivates them to embrace the writer’s life. I used to think they were overly dramatic when I read things like: I’m a writer because I cannot imagine doing anything else or If I didn’t write, I would die or Writing is simply in my blood. And, while I still think those sentiments are on the hysterical side, I’m slowly beginning to get it.
Writing allows me to tap into what makes me human and share that piece of who I am with others. It provides a kind of connection—an intimate connection—I have not been able to find anywhere else in my life. Writing cleanses my soul.
When I get it just right and a reader tells me that I touched a chord, I know that I’m on the right track: I’ve hunted truth down and cornered it. When readers send me emails asking for advice or delve into their own stories because I reminded them of their own predicaments: I’ve speared truth and flung it over my shoulder.
That’s how to write a guest post for RottenGirl . . . . Share a sliver of who you are and do it so we see ourselves peering back in the reflection of your words.
If you are relatively new to blog writing, not confident with English mechanics, or hesitant to contribute for any reason—please still email me, so we can talk about the idea for your post. I work with a lot of writers at all levels and sincerely enjoy helping others get their story told.
I look forward to hearing from you.