I wish I was a more dedicated blogger. And I wish I had a more fascinating life to share with all three of my readers out there. Alas–my fiction world is so much richer and more interesting. Murder. Time-travel. Young love and Betrayal.
How does a forty- *cough* year old mom compete with that? But today I read a blog that sent chills skittering up my back. It inspired me so much, I knew I had to share.
It’s about feeling alone as a writer–and what you can do about it.
It’s written by the amazingly upbeat and inspirational (and don’t forget lovely) Kristen Lamb. If you don’t already follow her, or share in the #myWANA community on Twitter…. Just read the blog… You will.
Her blog is all about community. Brotherhood among writers. And I so get that…
I am in a critique group of ten writers. A collection of agented, non-agented, published and those seeking publication. These woman are a fantastic resource of knowledge. But that is only the tiniest tip of the iceberg.
It’s a universal fact that when a clutch of writers get together–and one of them earns success–some in the group get all green-eyed. I can say–without any reservations– that in our group, we celebrate those victories, in genuine pleasure. We hoot, we holler and most of all…. We allow them to crow all they want to- with no worries of offending anyone. It’s beautiful.
So– If you are feeling all alone out there.. Listen to me…. You’re not. We have a multitude of shoulders for you to lean on.
Though writing is a solitary pursuit, we are out here.. Your friends. Your compadres. You just have to come find us!
For an even more in-depth journey into how to be a part of the writing community, pick up Kristen Lamb’s books. (I love them!) WE ARE NOT ALONE-THE WRITER’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA and ARE YOU THERE, BLOG? IT’S ME, WRITER.