Friday, June 16, 2006


Every day I’m introduced to a new writer. It amazes me how many people are out in the world telling their stories.

As writers we believe this job is a solitary job, but if you think about it, it’s really not. There are many others just like us. Yes we write alone, but there are ways to connect with those who feel as we do.

The internet introduced me to those kindred spirits. The ones who understand waking up in the middle of the night because a thought won’t let you sleep. Those who get, writing on a napkin while eating lunch. Are those who can feel your pain when you receive another, “This isn’t for us” letter.

To my fellow writers keep striving for the dream. Keep writing your stories, one day they will be appreciated.


Memiller said...

How I can identify and relate to this. Writing is a passion for me even though at one time, I though writers were very strange when they talked about hearing their characters speak to them. It was during the writing of my first book that I discovered that the family members of the main character had a story to tell. Now I have more story ideas than time to write, edit, promote and take care of everything else in my life. Yet in the words of Zora Neale Hurston..."The force from somewhere in space (GOD) which commands you to write in the first place gives you no choice. You take up the pen when you are told and write what is commanded. There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you."

CHickey said...

I'm looking forward to conference, so I can surround myself with people just like me! If there are others like me out there, then God save the world!