"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?" I like the feeling of having somewhere to go without moving anything but my fingers. I like the feeling I get when my character says something I didn't think up. That's when you know your character is alive, and has their own personality! I like organizing my world and life into stories. For example, I will notice a connection between something that happened to me when I was a kid, something that happened a few years ago, and something that happened yesterday. I will then imagine a character where these three events form the key events in the story of his life and the three events that most shaped the person he is. And suddenly a plot begins to appear, and for a little bit there, life's purpose seems to be clear, at least for this imaginary character. But since that character is just really a subset of my real chaotic life, it makes me feel like my purpose could also be as clear as the characters, if only I could find the connection between ALL the events in my life. So that's one of the things I love about writing. I write because when I hear a song and have an emotion from it I really want to write about the way it makes me feel. Whenever I am writing I am listening or at least thinking about a song. Writing is art. Instead of a brush, I use a pen to bring to a story alive on the canvas of our imaginations. My goal is to bring joy, love, and peace to those who read my stories. Maybe my stories do not always have a happy ending, but they teach a lesson. Like my short story, "The Cookie Jar," you can try to fill the void inside of you with the things of this world, but all you'll find in the end is an empty cookie jar. P.S. there's no story about cookie jar. Just what I'm thinking in my head.