Thursday, April 5, 2012

A to Z Blogger Challenge: Letter E

EPIPHANY

Last week I told you I had an EPIPHANY pertaining to my writing and that I would tell you what it was this week.

Today is that day.

It's simple really. I was losing sight of why I write. I don't write to be published. I write because the thought of waking up one day without being able to put down the ideas floating around in my head would be catastrophic. I write because I love it. It's a part of me as much as my fingers and toes are. The rest will come. And if it never does...
I will still write.

There is my EPIPHANY for you. I told  you it was simple. I had just lost sight of it for a moment.

What about you? Have you had any EPIPHANIES lately?

24 comments:

Danielle B. said...

Not recently, sadly. But I love when writing and BAM! one hits me like a Mack Truck!

Brinda said...

I need an epiphany today. :0

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Mine is that I love writing too much to stop. Ever. I'm my own little engine that could and as long as I'm moving forward, I'm progressing :)

Christine Murray said...

Mine was to self-publish. I asked myself whether I wanted to be published or to have a career as a writer? I self-published and haven't looked back, though it's by no means for everyone.

Kyra Lennon said...

I haven't had an epiphany for a while. I think one is due very soon lol!

Tara Tyler said...

i love to create and share too, publishing reaches more and validates, so that would be a bonus! ah, to dream =)

Angela Brown said...

No epiphanies of late, but I have an appreciation of yours. Writing because I love it is truly the most wonderful thing. Published or not, I agree with you, I will keep writing.

Juliana L. Brandt said...

That is definitely the BEST epiphany to have! Seriously. It's so easy to get side-tracked by the publishing dream, but honestly, none of us started down this road for publishing, we all did it for the love of writing :)

nutschell said...

I feel the same way. I think I'd write whether I get published or not. Although getting published would of course be the icing on the cake. :)
Great A-Z post!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Angela Cothran said...

This is a great one. If writing becomes a chore I won't do it. I don't need one more chore. I need a fun release!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Isn't "ephiphany" a great word? This was a lovely post, Deana!

Jasmine Walt said...

Good for you, Deana! Write for yourself, not for the publishing industry. :)

S. L. Hennessy said...

This is a great post! And a good reminder to us writers what's really important about writing.

Jaye Robin Brown said...

No recent epiphanies - but I love when they happen. Yours sounds very wise.

Kirsty said...

This question interests me so much I will be looking at it for my PhD - thanks for the insight.

My epiphany is that I really want to finish my novel/series even if it is only my friends that ever read them.

Thanks for sharing.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Great epiphany!

I had an epiphany recently: it was that for the first time in a while, even though my house is still cluttered and my kids have missed tons of school because of illness and school building repairs and my husband is working tons and I'm still working towards publication, I'm really happy. Pretty cool.

Here from the A-Z Challenge. :-)

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

That's a great epiphany - one sure to protect your sanity :) A recent one I had was that I have my own writing style that I like and that I should not change in the hopes of getting published. If I do, GREAT! If I don't, well, at least what I've written is mine :)

Carrie-Anne said...

I haven't had any lately, though I have had a few in the past. Epiphanies like realizing I had to return to my longago, childhood desire to become Jewish (that's a whole long story in itself!), knowing that Rudolph Valentino was going to become my favorite actor when I'd just barely seen him for the first time, realizing Laurel and Hardy were my favorite comedians, the brilliant idea I got for the dramatic climax of one of my WIPs (based on real-life events as well as my surprise newfound love for a band I never in a million years thought I'd ever count among my list of favorites).

Brenda McKenna said...

I like your epiphany--it's a good reminder for me, too. Rock on with writing and mommying and blogging and everything else! I shall be back for more!

Melissa Sugar said...

I feel the same about writing regardless of getting published. Obviously, becoming a published writer is my goal, but I would not stop writing if it failed to happen. I write for me. I write because, I can't not write. That is pretty simple. I wrote long before I even considered trying to get published.

Lovely epiphany. Sometimes simple is best.

Bill the Butcher said...

...only in my case I call it an addiction, not an epiphany.

Sarah Pearson said...

Heh, I nearly chose this word today, but I'm just not quite ready to share mine yet :-)

Stephanie said...

Can't say I've had one recently, but they do come often while writing. It's a great feeling to get hit with the perfect outcome for a scene that was going nowhere, or the perfect line of dialogue for a character that ties a bunch of threads together.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Deanna,
For me, it's the fact that I need to be pushing harder at the goals I've set myself.