Thursday, September 16, 2010

Girls and Goals

I asked a classroom of adult women writers what their writing goals were. They all said, more or less, "I'd like to publish a book one day.""Great," I said. "Why do you want to publish? To make money? For fame? To leave a mark on the world?""Just for my own personal satisfaction," was the response, and everyone nodded. "Just to know that someone else, one publisher, thought my writing was good.""