As a reward, this week I get to curl up with three (3!) completed manuscripts from three (I said 3!!) amazing writer friends. Guys, I know I've said it before but you people are INCREDIBLE. We put so much work into writing---studying blogs and craft books, rewriting and beta-ing and revising and drafting and revising and revising and revising---and you know what?
IT PAYS OFF. IT PAYS OFF BIG TIME. I'm no expert, but I know what I like and I am blown away with the level of story-telling brilliance I'm seeing from my amazing friends.
Honest, I have nothing else to add to the collective world of writing themed blogs today except this: KEEP ON TRUCKING. We are doing awesome. No matter how frustrated you get with the little speed bumps on your journey to first draft, revision, submission or publication, know that you are doing GREAT. Because you know what? You're actually doing it. The step from wanting to do something and actually doing it is a very large step indeed.
So be comforted in the fact that whereever you are in the journey of writing, you're ON THE JOURNEY. Take some time to pat yourself on the back. Give yourself a daily affirmation, give yourself an Oreo or go treat yourself to a really nice book/dress/suit/home entertainment system/puppy/small country. (And if you do the country thing, invite me.)
Yeah. You guys are awesome. Any big writing/reading plans for the weekend? Tell me truly in the comments: just how awesome are you? (Answer should not vary greatly from "the most awesome")