This week’s blog takeover is hosted by Lily Iona MacKenzie. This is the story of why she writes.
Tonight I skipped my daily hour or more of writing. A discipline I’ve maintained for many years, it has resulted in four novels, numerous short stories, poems, and essays. Not writing today made me think of a toddler I dreamt of last night. He told me he didn’t feel emotionally connected to me. At the moment, that’s how I feel about writing. Since I’m currently not immersed in writing a novel or poetry, I feel emotionally detached from the process, but not because I’ve stopped producing. I’m 300 pages into a manuscript that starts with my days as a high-school drop out—an autobiography that is also an analysis of the genre. Continue reading