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The reason I write and publish …


This post warms my heart: the essence of a writer.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Island in the Clouds

It’s never been about the money (because, as I have said before, you’re more likely to win the Irish Sweepstakes than make much money at all in this publishing game), and it’s not about the fame (similar reason as for the money part).

It’s because I believe I have a story worth telling and that I’m the only one who can tell that story the way I’ve chosen to tell it.

But it’s mostly because I love to think that someone out there who has read what I’ve written will be touched by it in some way – hopefully in a positive way! – and that my story makes them think, feel, and experience something they would not have otherwise known, had I not written.

Someone like Heartny, for instance, who I met online through my blog when she commented on one of the posts I wrote about Chickungunya, as…

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

13 thoughts on “The reason I write and publish …

  1. Thank you for reblogging, Tess!


  2. Good on you Tess! You reblogged an excellent post. And this is why I blog. For that connecting and for finding wonderful folk like you.

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  3. Such a sweet email. Things like that can put a writer on cloud nine. 🙂


  4. Early on, I was amazed how much time I spent on an activity that would never likely make me a penny. And then I accepted it is a hobby, like others garden or cook.

    Of course, when I mentioned that to my book group, they were insulted. OF COURSE we think we’ll be published!

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  5. That’s lovely. Great choice for a re-blog, Tess. Great-big-hug! 😀


  6. A wonderful message to share. Words are like actions and we don’t always know how they affect the people around us. This was just another reminder of that. It’s wonderful to hear when we learn about the positive side 🙂

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