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About Me - Why I Write

So I nearly missed my post today and I knew I'd have to write something about me as a person sooner or later so I might as well get it out of the way now in my rush to post before midnight GMT.

So when I was young I hated reading, my parents couldn't get me to read my school books although it wasn't for their lack of trying.  It took a lot of perseverance on their part and a few intriguing characters that I was all to keen to give different voice as I was reading and I was sold.  Books became a passion for then and have been with me ever since.

It wasn't until I was in my early teenage years when I started writing.  Through school story writing was not my forte, I found it incredibly difficult to get my words on to paper and I had no creative ideas at all.  I think the best story I wrote as a child was one where my main character climbed a mountain, fell down a whole, got out and sued for compensation.  That will give you an insight to my background.

So anyway, I started writing and slowly but surely I began to enjoy it more and more.  It was when my school arranged for an author to come in to see us and tell us about his journey to becoming published that lead me down the path of wanting to become a published author myself.  Since then it has been up and down with my writing, very much a love at relationship.  I have written good pieces that I grow to hate, and bad pieces that I would never admit to creating them to begin with.

Beyonce's I was here, really resonated with me when she released the song about wanting to leave your footprint on the sands of time.  To me, becoming a published author is about leaving something behind once I am gone from this world.  Something to say that I was here, something to be remembered for.

I'd love to hear what it is that drives all of you when it comes to writing.  What is it about writing that you love?  Why do you write?  Let me know in the comments below.

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