I’m in Print!

I love writing.  Each day I try to write something, not just emails or incessant lists, but something with more substance.  It’s never brilliant or earth shattering, but each day I return to my computer, ready to write something new, not always sure in which direction I’m going.  Even when I fear I have nothing to say, I hold myself accountable to write.

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Occasionally I think to myself, “What am I doing?”  Why am I writing each day?  The answer is, I’m not totally sure what or why.  I will never pay the bills by doing this, but in my writing, I’ve discovered that I love creating, exploring and putting thoughts into words.  Two years ago, I would never have told you I love to write or even imagine that I would have a blog that receives a significant amount of my time.  This blog and my discovery of writing have been unexpected blessings of my celiac diagnosis.  Who knew that a disease would result in good things?  It does and it has.

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I’m particularly excited about my writing today because this week, my first magazine article is “hot off the presses.”  (Yes, I can be a cheesy writer too.)  My article, “Atlanta Restaurants Offer Many Options for Gluten-Free Diners” can now be found around town in Atlanta’s Finest Dining Magazine and for those of you non-Atlantans, you can check it out at this link.

I’m thrilled.  It makes me smile to see it.  It makes me want to write more.

E.L. Doctorow once said that ‘Writing is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice on writing, or life, I have ever heard.”

- from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life

  1. Thomas says:

    This is AWESOME. Congrats Betsy!!!

  2. Kate says:

    Fantastic article! You are so thorough in your description of the offerings at each restaurant, and you write eloquently and with such conviction. It’s that fine training at the High School, I just know it! Congratulations!

  3. Patrick says:

    Congratulations, Betsy! That’s great.

  4. Mindy says:

    Betsy, that is very exciting and I agree that sometimes good things come from having a disease.

  5. RAD says:

    Great article! Love hearing your voice through your writing and your recipes!

  6. Laurel says:

    Awesome! Love the quotation, too.

  7. Alden says:

    Hooray, Betsy! That is a lovely article. And Chip is so proud his aunt is a published author.

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