Saturday, December 4, 2010

Check out this blog!

by Brittany Geragotelis

Recently, an old high school classmate was kind enough to mention my blog on her blog about writing. It was a really great post, all about what it means to be a writer. She poses the question: if you love to write and you've done it in the past, but haven't finished a novel and have let your writing slide for a while, can you still consider yourself a writer?

Well, in my opinion, if you write, you're a writer. If it makes your heart ache and the need to tell a story sits in the back of your mind whenever you're away from your computer, you're a writer. If writing is your passion, you're a writer.

What was flattering about Melissa's post was that she says that it was my challenge on this blog for others to start writing their own books that gave her the extra push she needed to get back into writing. What a special thing to have someone say...I've always hoped that my writing would inspire people to do something: learn something new, think about things in a different way, follow their dreams, create something amazing. Reading Melissa's blog made me think that maybe my blog actually does impact others. Thanks, Melissa, and congrats on getting started!



Anonymous said...

Your blog reminds me of the line from Sister Act 2, when Whoopie Goldberg is telling Lauren Hill about a writer who sent a letter to Rainer Maria Rilke asking him to read his stuff, to which Rilke responded:

"If when you wake up in the morning you can think of nothing but writing, then you’re a writer." So I guess your highschool classmate should consider herself a writer :)

Melissa said...

Thank you for the mention. I really appreciate it.