I’m participating in The Spark Blogfest this week! Head on down there and check out some of the cool blogs that are also joining in the fun!
So the prompt I have chosen to write about is:
*What book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer?
I have always enjoyed reading and writing. After graduating college, becoming a writer was more of a big dream that I did not make enough time for, but it was fun to consider. I read for pleasure occasionally, and I was starting to make it a habit. I also started writing stories, but this was sporadic.
After sharing my desire to read more, a friend who was an avid reader let me borrow books she thought I would like. When I became pregnant for the first time, she gave me a copy of Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott. I knew there was no turning back after this. There was something that I had not understood before – voice. Lamott’s voice was so clear and honest. She made it seem easy, but I knew this was a master at work. I got a copy of Bird by Bird and this has become my go-to guide to writing and inspiration when I need it.
Of course after my daughter was born, I had so much to juggle that time to read and write became scarce. With two kids now, I keep making a little time for it all because I know I want to discover my writing voice. Anne Lamott’s work changed my life and I want to keep striving to write honestly in my own way.
Is there a book that sparked your interest to become a writer?