As writers we all have our ups and downs. Today, I’m thankful for my awesome writing friends for helping me keep my head up and keep moving, even when I’m doubting everything I’m doing. Especially the one I spend almost every night working with. She keeps me on my toes, makes sure I keep working, and when I’m feeling particularly down, she’s there to send me voice messages and cheer me on through my own doubts.
I’m as introverted as I believe I could possibly be, and when I first joined the writing world I saw all of the other writers with their critique groups and awesome writing friends, and i wondered when I would finally find that particular set of people that would become my writing family. It took a while to find the people that I clicked with–and we’ve experienced our share of hiccups–but without them, this whole writing journey wouldn’t be the same.
One of the great things about IWSG is connecting with other authors, sharing our thoughts and feelings. We all share common insecurities, and spending some time each month visiting with other authors, sharing our words of advice, and generally learning that we aren’t alone in any of our struggles is a powerful thing.
If you haven’t found that spacial group that you can call your writing family, don’t worry! They’re out there somewhere.