2015: The Year I Made It Back!
Every writer needs that someone. That someone that inspires you and encourages you to keep writing when you feel you can't, or when you've lost steam.
In 2014, I was well into a new relationship with my now-husband. The absence from writing, a couple of years prior, had created space for romance. ❤ Although my stories never left my mind, dating took time, and there were only so many hours in a day!
Words were not flowing. Well, maybe spinning circles in my head, but definitely not finding their way out. Lucky for me, my friend, Marlene, my writerly someone, began sending me her picture book manuscripts to critique again. This invitation reignited my interest.
In 2015, she formed an online critique group and asked me to join. Although commonplace now, they weren't back then. I was thrilled! It was my first online group. Ideas were put into words. Words became sentences that did find their way to my fingertips, and new stories were written. I was BACK!
Take a break if you need it.
Say YES to opportunities.
Treasure your friends.
In honor of my long-time critique partner, please check out Marlene Susan's picture book!
"This is a beautiful, sweet, smart book about breastfeeding and weaning. There is no reason in the world not to buy this book for yourself and your breastfeeding friends. I loved it."
Dr. Jay Gordon
2/3/2021 11:02:33 am
I think this year the "Take a break if you need it and Treasure your friends" means so much more now than ever before.
2/3/2021 11:09:29 am
Sometimes stepping back and taking a break is exactly what is needed. If we keep on pushing and pushing, it is like running into a brick wall over and over again and expecting it not to hurt. Sometimes, when we step back and take a break, we then see the door in the brick wall that we were missing before.
2/3/2021 12:28:17 pm
Although we don't see each other often, I am so glad to count you as one of my friends. And our daughters too!!
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