We Write By Influence #AmWriting #IWSG
[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here
Happy IWSG Day!
Thank you to the cohosts for the month of February: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jacqui Murray, Sandra Cox, and Lee Lowery!
Thank you to you, and thank you to the wonderful cohosts who are spreading the writing love this month.
I don’t know about you, but I barely snuck this post in today, feeling like I’m living a constant three ring circus. I wouldn’t have it any other way though.
I’m still fine tuning the final turning point in my story. I’m keeping my fingers crossed my editor feels like I finally answered all her character questions and making the emotion feel real to human nature, a buoyancy between hesitance and trust. Especially when the information discovered is deep in the past, slightly creepy and surfacing it may create a sudden sense of heightened danger. I’m liking the changes.
Thanking My Influencers
Influencers come into our lives for many different reasons. Maybe it’s a job switch and a mentor who knows how to show you where to start. Maybe it’s a teacher who read a poem and thought you had a special gift with wordsmithing and imagery. For me, I’ve had many influencers and I’m so grateful for each one.
Today, I want to say thank you to two of them who are still very much around: Mrs. Lafoy a current Western Romance Writer, my sophomore high school history teacher, and the woman I should have listened to when she said, “Go to college. Get a degree in teaching and history, and then write.” I swear so told me I had so many stories to share with the world.
And Raimey Gallant, I met her through our writer’s group. She has come in and out of many of my posts and every word she’s ever said in encouragement has really meant something big to me. She connected me with my current editor, and sometimes that’s not always easy to find. A person who challenges you, who allows you to grow in your own way, because I really think we part of a giant garden and each one of us grows a little different.
So thank you. Thank you to all the writer’s out there who wake up and try every day. I’m still trying too 🙂
Happy IWSG Day, all.