Ciao, amici!It’s week three of Advent. This week’s theme is joy. When it comes to writing, I run a gamut of emotions. Frustration, uncertainty, fear. But above all, I feel joy. Knowing that I can take an idea in my head, translate it into words on the page, and ultimately touch a reader in some manner? I take great pleasure in that. I also find it incredible fulfilling when I create an especially clever twist or write a beautiful description. Those surprises are… well, joyful. Which is why this week’s quote, by H. L. Mencken, is so appropriate.
There is in writing the constant joy
of sudden discovery, of happy accident.
Readers, I hope you find joy in the stories you read. And writers, I hope you find joy in this wonderful vocation.
And now, last week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I…
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