Why Are We Here?

Why are we here? Well, in the beginning, God created… Oops, sorry! We’re talking about the reason for filling up cyberspace with yet more chatter, not the reason we exist as human beings. Right.

Well, actually, for me the two topics are not totally separate. I have the occasionally far-fetched idea that my writing will change the world. I try to remind myself that it’s not that far-fetched when I think of all the things I’ve read that have changed me. That’s what keeps me writing.

And that’s why Stephanie, Shonna and I started this web site. We want to share the synergy we’ve experienced when the three of us talk about our writing, how to get more done, how to improve our work, how to balance writing with the other aspects of our lives in a healthy and mutually beneficial way. Yes, I believe that the act of writing improves other areas of my life, and of course the rest of my life impacts my writing. (I haven’t figured out how to write to lose weight yet, but I did buy Julia Cameron’s The Writing Diet! I think I have to read it first to find out how it works, but I’ll let you know in a later post!)

Synergy works best for me in conversation. I literally can call up a friend, tell them I have a problem, tell them all about it, figure out the solution, then thank them for their help and hang up. (Hmm, actually, I think I just described monologuing!) Over the last year or two, the three of us have used this conversational synergy to discover together new ideas for how to track our accomplishments, create a reward system, spend more quality time writing, and so much more! Every time we talked, we helped each other become a better writer and a better person.

So when we started talking about the next step in our career plan – blogs and web sites – we tried once again to find synergy in working together. We thought up and tossed out several ideas, but the one we liked most had to do with teaching others, sharing information, encouraging other writers in their writing, and encouraging others to help each other.

That’s where you come in.

We’d like to build a community here. If we have to spend time on promotion, time that takes away from our writing, then we might as well try to make it as fun as possible and make some friends along the way. Jump in and share your thoughts. Ask us questions – and get at least three different answers! Tell us what’s working for you. And please feel free to answer each other’s questions! That’s the kind of community we’d love to be a part of. We’re all on this journey together, whether we write or read or live our favorite stories. We want to help you find routines that give you more joy in the process.

So introduce yourself to us – and Welcome!