Being able to do just that - to write. But please don't misunderstand my answer. Being a woman - black woman I value the gift of knowing how to simply write and the kicker being able to put what is in my head on paper. The past few years, since 9-11 I find myself valuing the rights and freedoms afforded to me which I have probably taken for granted since my birth. Writing is my voice. With each story I write I hope my voice is heard.