Writing is what keeps me going

Today I began the first in a year-long project of writing travel features for the Las Cruces Sun-News, to be published every other week. Now, some people have children and grandchildren, some people play sports or have engrossing hobbies, something — anything — that gets them out of bed each day and engaged in life. For me, that’s writing.

Storytelling is much more than stringing words one after another. And, to be sure, writing is a very solitary enterprise. But, the act of meeting and interviewing people I’ve never known before, visiting interesting places — some natural, some historic — and just wanting across this Land of Enchantment is more than sufficient to get me out of bed and my creative juices flowing.

I’d be interested in knowing what makes each of your days worth living.

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