Wednesday, January 26, 2011

At Last

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.

4 comments:

TheresaandJay said...

It would be interesting to hear from other writers, do they ever feel that the story/poem is done? Or do they, like you, feel like there could be changes made? I am looking forward to your next poetry book. :)

Witch of Stitches said...

I was so glad to read your comment that for some writers, being published is almost an urgent need. I agree, being published is wonderful, but I write for myself most of all and this has always been just fine. I have had various articles and poetry published and am proud of those accomplishments, but just to write and share my thoughts with myself are, I think, the most important reasons why I write. I write because I must!

Janet, said...

It was good to have a meeting again. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Granny Sue said...

Me too, Janet :)

And WofS, it's nice to know I have company! I just love to write, and I do want to share what I write. Being published is how those writings live on when we're gone, although nowadays I suppose a blog can live on forever, unless it's somehow removed.

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