Those that write do so for many reasons and at times they string enough words together creating a story others want to read. We put words on paper to share our memories, thoughts, ideas and feelings; and sometimes to simply just get them the hell out of our head. Writing can be liberating, cathartic and rewarding but I don’t for a second believe the writers that say it is easy. Anthony Doerr said he felt more like a re-writer than a writer. I get that. While his writing is close to perfect I understand ruminating endlessly on how to translate the thoughts pouring from ones head onto paper so that other can relate and want to continue reading. So I will write, re-write and repeat and hope you will be patient with me as the process unfurls.