Saturday, September 15, 2018

Through the Pages {blog tour finale}


{This post was supposed to be shared yesterday, but my scheduling isn't working on my blog (I had it scheduled and it wouldn't publish) and I was so busy yesterday, I never had a chance to get on and post it. So here's my finale post, on the 16th instead of the 15th. Oh well.}



Lately, I've been thinking about 'why'. I saw an ad on Facebook for a promotion company, and they said finding your 'why' for your art can help a lot. I got upset at first because I didn't have a why, and I felt a bit threatened. It was weird. 

And then the other night I was walking the dog and thinking about things and I realized I knew what my 'why' is. 

My friends have some pretty incredible reasons why they write, and mine isn't very big or incredible like theirs, but it sums up the reason why I write, very well. 





I write to tell stories. 


That's it. 

There are themes in my stories that stay the same through most of them--themes of hope, love, forgiveness, joy--but at the end of the day I write to tell a story. 

Like I shared in The Hobbit {my favorite book}, stories are terribly important to me. I write stories because stories are what saved me. Not a sermon thinly wrapped in prose, not someone else's agenda. Just stories. 

The stories I write are varied, in all genres, of all types. My reason for writing is just simply to tell you a story. I hope that they will be stories you enjoy. I hope they will be stories that move you. I hope they will be stories that someday, will climb down into the pit with a kid and help them back up to daylight, just like I had happen. 

I'm learning. 

I'm growing. 

And as I learn and grow, my stories will grow with me. 

But today and always, my goal is to lay before you a good story. 



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-Annie