“Writing for me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” – Isaac Asimov
It took me almost forever to figure this out. It’s one thing to think about something. We do this almost every moment of every day. But the alchemy of writing changes my thinking into something more. Writing my thoughts down not only clarifies them, but challenges my mind to structure my words in some interesting and important ways.
What is the process of taking a thought and making it concrete? How does it change when we write it down? How do we take one thought and transform it into a piece of writing that has the power to change the lives of others?
I most certainly don’t have the answer to all of these questions. I only know I am so pleased that I finally, at age 50, figured out that I needed to start writing my thoughts down and sharing them with others. True, it felt egotistical at first. But now it is the reason I get up each morning. Writing daily gives new meaning to my life.
I have come to enjoy the process of “thinking through my fingers” immensely!