Really, it is. After talking about writing a novel for the past 10 years, there are many reasons why starting a blog is necessary if I ever hope to complete it. First, and foremost, after reading tons of books on the subject, I decided it was time to put all of my ideas, questions, frustrations, and insights on to the page. You don’t know me–or maybe you do–but the one thing I know for sure is that I need to be policed. Writing in isolation, while fulfilling, was not getting me to the written page every day. There was no immediacy, just a dream of finishing someday and hoping to publish. By starting a blog, I must show up and do it. It’s that simple Second, I love an audience. As a singer, I stink at rehearsal. I phone it in and don’t go for it. Writing in isolation feels very much like this. I need the personal connection of an audience. The thought of it gives me energy to write. Third, I feel authentic. I wrestle with perfectionism which has led to writer’s paralysis, and I realize there is no one who can free me except myself. The only way to become the writer I want to be is to figure out the best way to get my story written. What is my process? What works? What doesn’t? Hence the name writing upside down. I am willing to experiment and make mistakes in order to get to where I want to be, and I hope that you will come along on my journey.