Wednesday, February 27, 2008

One thing I notice

And I'm not the first to notice this, is that there seems to be a lot of blogs out there written by lawyers. Not just blogs, but novels, op-eds, magazine articles, etc. as well. There's got to be a reason for this.

What I remember reading once (by another lawyer), is that lawyers spend so much of their billable hours answering discoveries, writing briefs and motions and petitions and responses and counterpetitions and protective orders and the like, that they create a logjam of creative thought that needs an outlet.

Lawyers are writers by necessity. Our jobs demand it. But there is more to us than being a lawyer. And I think that we reach a point where the outlet that feels most natural is the one most similar to what we spend so much time doing at work.

Maybe someday I will write the Great American Novel. I have ideas in my head, but neither time nor patience to crank them out. Instead, I will refer my readers once again to a terrific novel written by a fellow alum.

1 comment:

Gramma said...

I absolutely could not put this book down. Weems is a talented writer and a gifted storyteller. Read it.