I was thinking about something as I drove into work this morning. I was thinking about the confessional aspect of writing. As a Catholic, Confession is one of our central rituals – it is necessary for the salvation of our soul and our spiritual progress. Writing, as a confessional, holds a similar position in the soul of a writer. It is as necessary for the spirit of a writer to write as it necessary for a Catholic to confess. The main difference is a writer confesses all the gory details in public and may or may not be forgiven when it’s all said and done.