For Tuesday, March 8, 2016:
“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight.”
Ursula K. LeGuin
It’s hard for me to believe, but I started this site ten months ago, and this daily feature of a writing prompt five or six months ago. My purpose in both is summed up in Ms. LeGuin’s statement above. I wanted then, and I want now, to serve as a writing companion for other writers, some of whom may be starting out, some of whom may be struggling, some who may just want company in this sometimes-solitary work we do and who might keep me company.
When I started this venture, my hope was that, via the blogging universe, I could reach others who care about words and writing and creativity as much as I do, or more. I hoped I could help one or two sister or brother writers move closer to fulfilling their dreams. If I could do that on occasion, then I could count this adventure a success.
Well, apparently I have managed to do that, at least once in a while. Others’ feedback and responses have all been generous and positive – sometimes glowing, if I may say so – and I appreciate that more than I can say. It keeps me going. Thank you!
Thank you, too, to the two bloggers who recently nominated my blog for two separate awards! I’m still new enough to this form of community that I need to figure out how to accept these accolades, but when I do, there should be some ‘bling’ here on the site somewhere. I’m looking forward to that – I may be old, but I still enjoy some fun once in a while!
Thank you to everyone who’s been along on this journey, and I hope you will continue. It delights me no end that all of us care enough about words – our own and others’ – that we come together through our blogs to help each other and keep each other company.
Bless you all!