What’s a Blog?

So, I write.  And a read.  I chase my kids around; finally got the little one potty trained.  I clean and occasionally I make things with a hot glue gun.  Not very interesting.  So, what to blog about?  Not parenting; too many blogs as it is and I don’t really know what I’m doing anyway.

But here I am, with my own platform, to talk about being a writer.  I just learned to call myself that actually.  For years I refused to call myself a writer.  I thought that term was reserved for people with published works, or bylines.  But that’s not really true.  Anyone who puts pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) has a right to call themselves a writer.  It’s about more than publishing deals and book tours.  It’s about taking the time to pour your heart out and create a story.  It’s when you stop talking about writing a book and start putting hours in.  So, I’m a writer.  It’s empowering to call myself that.  I’ll end this post with my favorite quote by Ernest Hemingway, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Are you a writer?  I’d love to hear from you.