I am at a writing conference today on MSU conference. I have been motivated to write again. "Go home and be writers again," the facilitator said:
In college I was a creative writing minor, and I absolutely loved my writing professor, Dr. Sodowsky. We had deadlines and would workshop one another's writing each week. I loved it. I felt like a good writer. I read a story at the Moon City Readings and I got published in the campus magazine. But since then without having a deadline, I don't feel like a writer anymore. I have blogged and journaled (mostly about my kids), but I don't finish pieces like I used to. Knowing I had a deadline and audience totally shaped my desire / ability to feel successful as a writer. I feel that if I took another class and had something to work toward I could and would write again.