I have two from yesterday.
This is my, at my computer with Griffin on my lap, laying over my arms as I try to type. Yes, I work at the kitchen table, that is my office. And the cats, are always up in my business.
Later that day I posted another photo, cat still included.
Earlier I had posted that really, my workspace is everywhere. I had gone on a walk that morning and posted many pictures of beautiful flowers as Seattle is finally in Spring and in Bloom!
Today, the challenge question was: Share why you write and why you wanted to be published.
I sat with this for a while and came up with this-
Just this weekend I shared a piece I was struggling with, with my Dad. I read it to him. Told him my dilemma and his response was THE reason I write. Somehow, what I wrote had touched him, emotionally to the point he was almost speechless. I could hear him wipe away tears over the phone and knew, even before he told me with words, that I shouldn't change anything about the story.
I made a moment, a precious moment, shared between us.
THAT is why I write.
I love photography. I miss doing it most days. Writing is just another way to catch a moment, to hold it dear and then as a gift, give it to someone else so cherish, to experience. All art should tap into this BEING. Writing is just one of the ways I can do that, for myself and for others.
Why do I want to be published? So that I can give out as many moments/gifts as possible. I would love to bring that BEING into a day, an hour, a minute for another person, so that they can then in turn, pass it along and bring about more joy.