The writing group is meeting again. After almost a year hiatus, we're back to getting together. Last night was our first meeting, and the next will be at the end of February. I have sure missed the group. Even though I did keep writing without the meetings, I find the time spent with other writers is inspiring and I come away energized. I have some older stories I've let languish--they need to be finished. Every story deserves an ending, that's the least a writer owes them. Editing is next, and that is my least favorite part of writing, I admit.
I have noticed that for many writers the drive to get published is almost an urgent need. I want to be published, of course, but for me the drive is to write and create. Maybe that's because I have this blog to share my work when I feel the need? Having said that, I do have an offer to publish a chapbook of my poetry, so that will be a project in February--selecting the poems will not be easy. Every time I look at them I see things I want to change, so when is the work ever really finished? Probably never.
More snow on the way today, the weatherman says, so it will be a slippery drive either on the way in or home, or both.