The Blank Page Is An Exciting Place

An Interview With StoryADay Superstar Katherine Beck

Katherine Back has been a member of the StoryADay community since 2017. Today she reflects on her writing journey since then. Thanks, Katherine!

I didn’t even know I was on a journey

Before StoryADay, I was alone and didn’t even know I was on a journey.

I had four 6-week workshops, a handful of 1200-2000 word drafts, 6 full journals dating back 20 years and a list of one-line story ideas piled up next to a series of nomadic desks that always wound up in a corner of the least used room in the house.

I knew I wanted to write, needed to write, that everything in my life went better when I was writing.

What I didn’t know was that I was the only one from whom I needed permission to take the time EVERY DAY to write.

The blank page is a very exciting place for me

Now, I have established a regular writing practice in which I write something every day.  I can start, finish and revise a story. I have an arsenal of resources to which I can turn for instruction, encouragement and motivation.

The blank page is a very exciting place for me.

I feel light and giddy when I am writing or planning to write or talking to other writers.

My biggest success

Saying out loud, “I am a writer”.

A place to be a writer

StoryADay Superstars gave me a place to be a writer and a community of writers who support me in my process regardless of what that looks like on any given day. The members of this family give the gift of accepting critique as lovingly as they offer it.

I feel whole and connected.

Thanks, Katherine! We love having you as part of the family, too!