Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm Not Alone

Hello everyone.  I wanted to get this post out this morning but my schedule wouldn't allow it.  I wound up running around all day like a chicken with my head cut off. I guess it's better to be late than never to show at all. 

Moving on, for this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group post, hosted by the gracious Alex J. Cavanaugh, I would like to discuss new friendships. 
As many of you know, writing is a solitary and demanding endeavor. When the words flow, life is good, but when they don't, it's easy to become discouraged.  During those not so good times, I've happened by some of your blogs and found that I'm not alone. Many of you feel the same pressures about writing that I do: will I ever be good enough?  The words aren't coming, I'm blocked,I've re-written my first chapter at least a hundred times and it's still not where it needs to be, etc.,etc..   There's something comforting in knowing that like minded friends are only a click away.   Several times your encouragement has given me the strength to forge ahead with my novel, rather than give up on it.    

For what it's worth, I want to thank all of you for the support you've given me over the last two years, as I've plugged away at my manuscript (now if I can just get through the editing process...sigh, bites nails). Your encouragement has been invaluable.  I'll be around to visit you all first thing in the a.m.  Until next week, happy writing.