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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Not Stopping Now - IWSG January 2020

It's IWSG Day. The goal of this blog hop is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds. IWSG is the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh, our brilliant ninja leader. To find a list of contributors and to link to their posts, click here. Co-hosts for this month’s posting of the IWSG are T. Powell Coltrin, Victoria Marie Lees, Stephen Tremp, Renee Scattergood, and J.H. Moncrieff. 

This month’s question: What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just "know" suddenly you wanted to write? 

I can’t remember not wanting to write, even as far back as age eight or ten, when I scribbled in the white leather diary my grandmother bought for my birthday. But I’ve regurgitated my writing story here on Middle Passages many a time. For those who know my past, I’m not going to bore you (again) by recapping how I got to where I am today. If you don’t know me and you’re curious, you’ll find my story on my very first blog post, here.  

All I can say beyond that is writing saved me eleven years ago and it saves me now. Words make me the truest self I can be. They are the legacy of my heart and I remain eternally grateful for the stutter-step in life that forced my course correction.

Wishing you all a happy and writing-centric 2020.

How did you start your writing journey?