Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Love To Write Day - November 15

Did you know that today, November 15th, is "I Love To Write" day? Here's a link to the website, http://www.ilovetowriteday.org/ where the grassroots movement is explained. This is ILTW day's sixth year, but this is the first I've heard of it.

Interesting, isn't it, that on this day -- one set aside to celebrate the joys of writing-- the Writers Guild is on strike?

Don't get me wrong -- I support the strikers. From what I understand, the guild isn't asking for any more than what's fair.

Writers write because we have to -- that's our raison d'etre (impressive French, huh?). How hard it must be for the striking writers to not be working at the jobs they love. At the same time, they must be feeling the squeeze financially. This has got to hurt.

Personally, I'm having a wonderful day here - writing. Today is truly an "I Love To Write" day. I revised the ending to All The President's Gingerbread Menb, and it's much stronger now. But ... I have the freedom to write when I want to and stop when I don't. Not so for the strikers. If they don't write, their families don't eat.

Let's hope the strike ends soon, and our colleagues are granted the residuals they deserve.

Best to all....