Q&A #2: Passion

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

This is a tough one. I’ve always found a love of people through my writing, specifically our ability to overcome struggle. I’ve been through a lot in a short amount of time, including nine hospitalizations in two years. I think our ability to be resilient shows a lot in Grazing the Sky, since it’s mainly a book about the cycle of abuse.

I’ve written short stories (If Love Is a Labor) that have a theme of “rising from the ashes”, how we (like phoenixes) have not only the ability but the tendency to reach down deep and continue on. One of my all time favorite works, Hope: A Tragedy, continually quoted “we can’t go on, we go on.”

I absolutely love this quote because it shows the depth of humanity. It shows how even in the darkest of times, we can strive and continue and reach deep within us. We can keep on striving no matter what.

That’s what I love about writing. I love how I can explore that depth; I can poke and prod and show it in a way people might not have seen before.

I hope it shows in my words.

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