that's what it's all about

by Amy Turn Sharp



People that I like have been writing about blogging lately
and what it means to blog
and some of the politics of blogging

It's fascinating to read about our WHYS.

I just want to focus on something amazing that I read recently.
I follow @inkyelbows on twitter and lots of other literary folks.
(who am I kidding I am following agents and book folks galore bc when this book is ready this Fall I need connections. I dream of someone just reading my blog and discovering me. HA!)
Anyhoo.
I read via twitter that someone said that they try and think about writing a book like they are hopefully writing someones favorite book...

AH. Heart Stab.
Think about it.
Someone sat down and wrote your favorite book.
Didn't they?
They did.

Just like books- I tend to think of this blogging thing like that.
I want my blog to be someone's favorite read.
I really want to inspire someone in their random daily walk through life.
It's bullshit for me to say that I only write in this space for me
or that I am documenting life for my kiddos.
Who are we kidding? I ain't no real mommy blogger.
I am just compelled to sit down at lunch time and push keys.
Daily practice.

I like blogging.
I like being able to carve out my own small path in a very dense forest.
I like the perks and the work and the fun and the thought of building something.
I do.

But beyond everything else-even the work that feeds my family-
I like that this place that hovers somewhere for me between reality and fantasy
has given me wings.

And I like the girl that is flying around.

Amy the writer

The one who told her friend Michelle
soon after high school graduation
that she was going to write a book.

The one who is hopefully writing someone's favorite book
this hot and sticky Spring and Summer of 2010.

finally.

And it was the blog that made her finally know she could do it.

photo via ffffound