For me, the hub is different than "the journey of writing". In the hub, there are topics to run on. But my experience of writing is about more than writing to a topic. Its about having an idea and finding the best possible way to communicate that idea to an audience, even if that audience doesn't quite follow exactly what I'm talking about, every bit along the way. In many ways it models my own life. When I commit ideas to speech, and share them with family and friends I often receive those blank stares. These people have no idea what I'm saying. They raise eyebrows and tell me I'm weird. Like I haven't heard that before.
But this may just be the "year of the Pen". I've written more in the last month than I have done throughout all of 2009.