The other day, my friend Jen answered her own question about why she blogs, then turned the question to her readers. She also asked why we write in general.
I commented that I originally started this blog as a platform for my now, temporarily abandoned memoir, and as a way to keep in touch with my family back home. Nothing ground-breaking, but her question stuck in my head. Later that day, I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune about a woman who started a blog when she discovered she had cancer. Kindra McLennan used humor in the face of a life-threatening illness and shared her feelings with her family in a way they will always remember. She passed away at the beginning of this year, but people are still commenting on her blog.
It's a very touching article and worth the read.
In more personal news, I've had several successful writing days and reached 60,000 words yesterday! Plus four. :) I still have around seventy pages to edit, but I only have one or two scenes that I planning to expand, so the new writing should only amount to a couple more thousand words (I'm hoping). I also passed the 200 page mark, another goal I had but had kept to myself. I'm so relieved to finally reach that mark!