Why Do You Write?
Is it to make money? Is it because you want to be famous?
In that case, stop now. There are a very few writers out there, who have fame and fortune and I am sure you can all name a lot of them but there are many more who don’t have that.
Writing is hard work and once you’ve produced a piece of work, getting it ‘out there’ is amazingly difficult.
So what’s the point I hear you say.
The point is, the joy of creating something from scratch. The joy of seeing something you imagined fleshed out and written down. And best of all the joy of someone you don’t know telling you they enjoyed something you wrote.
I have self published two books so far and my sales have not been high or fast. But will that stop me writing? Not a chance. And why? Because of that lovely feeling in my belly every time someone tells me they enjoy what I write. Fame and fortune, we’d all love that, but that feeling, well we can all experience it and quite frankly, it’s the best.
Jo still works as a certified accountant and manages to fit her writing in during evenings and weekends.
She enjoys writing short stories and a number of flash fiction stories have been published under the title of ‘So the Feeling Shows.’
Always one for a challenge Jo took on the A to Z challenge in April 2014. This resulted in ‘April Fool,’ which was written over 26 days in April, using a different letter of the alphabet for each chapter.
Jo can be found on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/#!/jojennerauthor
Or twitter – @jojenner40
And regularly blogs on http://jojenner.blogspot.co.uk