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Wake Up and Smell the Blogosphere

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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.