It’s ironic that the previous post to this one is on procrastination. If you note the date, you can see it has been months since I posted anything. Oh, I kept on telling myself I’d get to it, but then never would. However, this week I read a post by Shannon Whitney Messenger (prolific blogger and MG writer) on how she started her blog for the sole reason of connecting with other writers. She didn’t have critique partners at that time or a group of supportive writing pals.
“All I wanted was to meet other writers. Learn from them. Follow their journey. Hopefully make a few friends.”
When I read that, I thought, wow, that pretty much sums up my goals too. Writing can be so isolating and I’ve really felt it of late. I’ve got some great critique partners and have dabbled in twitter a little, but I think I was waiting for something really awesome to say before I posted anything. Well forget that. New Plan.
I’m turning the page as it were and diving right in, hoping to do the same as the intrepid Shannon. If she ever reads this, I hope she knows she gave me the bump in the backside I needed.