Why I Keep Writing by Marilyn Meredith

A guest was scheduled for today, but life, as it does sometimes, got in her way. So I'm filling her spot.

With all the bad stuff that's going on in the world today, I'm sure there are those who wonder why I keep on writing, and I have several reasons.

The number one reason is I can't really do much about all the world's troubles. Oh, our country is in my prayers every day--and I do think that's important. But even in the small patch of world that I live in everyday, I don't have much control. Again, my family is always in my prayers, but things happen that I can't fix.

The one and only place I do have some control is the fictional worlds that I've created. I must confess though, that oftentimes, the characters take off and do things I never expected. However, when I'm writing, I'm in a world where the horrible events that bombard us from the news and Facebook every day are not a part of the fiction I'm creating.

Another reason I keep on writing is for me--I know my characters so well and I want to know what's going to happen to them next--and the only way is to write the next book.

My readers--and any potential readers is another motivation to write. Recently I had a physical exam by a female PA, and she asked me if I still had the energy to do things. When I told her I got up early every morning to write my latest book, her eyes lit up. She wanted to know all about what I wrote and of course I told her. She wanted to know where she could buy my books and I told her they were on Amazon. Right then she went to Amazon and found my name and my long list of books. She was thrilled.

And last but not least, I enjoy writing. And I'm going to finish up this post and get back to the latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series that I write as F. M. Meredith.

In August, my next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery should be available--Seldom Traveled. 



GBPool said…
Even the days when I think I am too tired or whatever to write, I still find myself at the computer... writing. It is what we do. I totally understand.

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