It's time to write I have shared before my love for words and books. Today I’m pondering this question:

Why I Write?

In the last few months, I have been reading and attempting to follow Julia Cameron’s, The Artist’s Way. I started it in January. I had an agreement with a friend that we’d message each other about the progress we were making on it. I sincerely began my Morning Pages. And then it stopped suddenly. It wasn’t because of my usual inability to stick to a task. No, it was something else that made me stop.

The simple exercise of putting pen to paper every morning and writing without a purpose – brought to the surface a lot of unresolved issues for me. As a result I dropped the morning pages like one would a hot iron! I have since taken them up again – but that’s an entirely different story …err.. post.

The whole experience reinforced for me the power of writing – as a tool for self-expression, for healing, for challenging, for bringing change. That is precisely why I write – to express myself, to heal myself, to challenge myself and to change myself. If in the process of Β reading my writing, Β someone else is healed, challenged or motivated to change, that is a bonus.

Why do you write?