Food for thought

"Every Girl in the World Oughtta Be Daddy's girl
but the World Isn't Open to Reason"

"Fool for All" by Daryl Erentzen

(used by permission)

Why Do You Write?


The  writing challenge question: "Why do you write?"

     Writing is my voice. Fear robbed me of voice for many years.  Now, its my turn to be heard.
I write because I love the pictures a writer can paint with words. Writers are truly artists.
When darkness surrounded me and I could find no way out, writing became my light showing me the way.
Writing keeps me sane

     Like a sculptor with his clay, I sit at my computer crafting with my words what never existed before. Word by word, line by line I carve out my story. Waves of excitement surge through my body as the story comes to life under my hand. When at last I behold the my completed work, I sit back and gaze with admiration at what I have created. 
And I smile at my accomplishment.

     I write with the hope that maybe my words can heal the hurts of others who will never know me.

I wrote the above piece 4 years ago in 2012. I thought about updating it but after reading it again, I realized the message is even more relevant today. When I wrote that piece in 2012, I was just starting out on my writing journey unsure if the book would actually find a publisher. The last 4 years have been an exciting adventure with twists and turns beyond my wildest dreams. Today, Reaching for the Light: An Incest Survivor's Story is finished and eagerly awaiting its world wide release.
And what started as one book has now become a series.
I'm currently working on my second book. Look for Searching for the Light Together: Incest Survivors and the Challenge of Relationships coming in the summer of 2017.


  1. A true writer knows how to play his or her imagination and later on put them in words to give life to a blank piece of paper. Love your piece, JC. Beautiful and creative.


  2. Thanks Daryl. Thanks so much for that Jessie! JC

  3. Why do I write. I fell into writing by accident. As a family researcher first I one day got bored waiting on information to come in for a book I was researching and formatting for my sister in law's dad. I wrote a regency style book, which is still waiting to be published. I found I had a lot to learn about writing, thank goodness a very good friend set me right. Today I have 2 short stories and 1 childrens book online. Yes it has filled a gap in my life, yes I have enjoyed the journey so far. Good luck JC look forward to seeing you book online.x