Thursday, September 12, 2013

Why I Write

I am frequently asked the question, "Why do you write?"  This is not a casual question for me. I had rheumatic fever when I was a child, which left my parents with the challenge to occupy my head and my hands more than it did to occupy a child who could go outside to run and play. My parents used up my time by teaching me to read, write, spell and to be happy doing that, so all of my life I have loved to write, read, think, and relate to people which still consumes a good part of my life today.

Spelling and learning were the games that we played during those years when I was sick with rheumatic fever. Penicillin had not been discovered yet, when I was living with rheumatic fever, so I had the full experience of pain and disease, which I coped with by reading books and studying Nature. I remain eternally interested in those same activities today.

When we spend large amounts of time reading, writing, and spelling, we learn the very basics of an education. Since I learned these activities early and with delight, reading, writing, spelling, and thinking were my favorite activities which remains true today. I am never overwhelmed when I think about writing my next book since I have written twelve books already in my active life as an R.N., mother, wife, and teacher. I have always chosen to work as an R.N. while doing everything else that I was interested in, in life. I have written books, raised six children, and worked as an R.N. for many years of my life. To me, I was living the "good life" as I stayed active and happy.

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