I'm just feeling great today about how writing can spill into the rest of your life. Writing forces you to organize your thoughts and be able to express those thoughts into words. It forces you to use your imagination. It helps you make friends. It makes you more sympathetic. Really, even if I were to never reach my publication goals, I have to admit to myself that the act of writing for ten years has improved other aspects of my life in significant ways. Yay writing!