Writing gives me a reason to wake up every morning. Don’t get me wrong. I always had a reason to get up – kids, work, errands – just not right away. A warm waterbed on a cold winter morning has a certain lure that is a daunting match for less interesting pursuits.
Since I’ve been writing, I wake up in the morning and wonder….What am I going to write about or read about today? Who will cross my path today with a comment on my blog or theirs? Will an interaction change the course of my writing, or more dramatically, my life? Do you get that I wonder a lot?
Some days, I don’t have anything in particular to say or anything worth sharing. It’s no problem. Someone always has something to say, so I read. Just this week I found a blog of fellow Delawarean Rachel Simon. Her most recent post is about her pre-release book tour of her new book The Story of a Beautiful Girl. I’m inspired by her ability to make meaning out of her work.
Another person I ran across this week was virtualDavis. A powerhouse in the twitterverse and and blogosphere, he writes about writing and other interesting stuff. I’m glad I had the chance to stumble upon them this week.
Now back to my own writing – a personal essay, an early reader, and a picture book that I might just scrap and start all over. Fortunately, there is always a New Blank Page and a New Post button. I wonder what I’m going to write about tomorrow……
What do you wonder about? What makes you get up every morning? Although, I must confess that I am still warm and cozy in my waterbed.