For Whom Do I Write

    For whom do we write? Some say they write for themselves, some say it is for others, or for an undefined audience now and in the future. Then, there are those who are unconcerned about audience. They declare that the process takes their writing where it will.

    My writing is for myself, first; my extended family, second; and you, third. I write not in that order, but simultaneously.

    For myself, I write to remember ordinary life-experiences that wane with an aging memory. For my extended family, I write so they will see me as more than their aging blood relative, who is lost in his recollections, but who is leaving a collection of memorable moments that more fully define his personality. For you, I write so that, as you read about my experiences, you will be motivated to write your own.