It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, created by the ever amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh. (Click the link to find the rest of the blogs on the list.) But actually, I'm feeling pretty darn good about life right now.
Yesterday was my birthday. In the aftenoon the kids and I baked a cake, rainbow chip. :) I got to go to the bookstore and get some new books (to add to the awesome pile of books I got for Christmas) and go out to dinner with my husband. All in all, a pretty great day.
And as far as writing goes, I have some good news to share on that front soon.
I've heard many times that if you keep reading, learning, working, writing, eventually thing will start to move forward with your writing career. It may take a LONG time, but it will happen.
We've all heard it, right? Of course, if you're anything like me, there's always that voice in the back of your head saying "Yeah, okay. But aren't there thousands of people who try and try and never ever get anything published? Haven't we all heard of those people, too?"
Yes, but I think I may have gotten a clue into what the difference is.
If you write all your life, but stay in a vacuum, it may never happen for you. Without other people to help support you and critique you, you may never get better.
Of course, if you're reading this, then that's not you. :) You are out here in the blogosphere, connecting with other writers, which is a really wonderful thing.
Since I started this blog a little over a year ago I've met so many wonderful writers. I've gained critique partners, I've had things critiqued on people's blogs, and I've learned a lot just from reading other people's blogs and other people's critiques on blogs.
That's why I've been improving. That's why I'm feeling pretty darn good about life and how things are going.
So, yeah. If you keep reading, keep learning, keep working, keep writing, it really can happen.
Happy Insecure Writer's Support Group day everyone!