By and For Inland NW Writers
Today I went to my second ever writing meeting at Auntie’s Book Store. I felt like I have always belonged to this group simply because of the connections and friendships I have made this last month. Tonight was amazing; there were so many new people with new ideas, projects, and connections to share. I truly enjoyed every minute of this meeting and look forward to many more.
I read the introduction to my new novel and was surprised at the reaction. The comments and critiques were very helpful and I should be able to improve this small piece of work with just a little editing. I am excited to say that today I was able to pretend to be the confident girl I used to be instead of the introverted adult I have become. It felt good to stand up there and read the words that I have written to people who truly seemed to be enjoying it. I was such a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
The time at the end to make connections and visit with other authors who are as passionate as I about writing was phenomenal. Maybe I am just imagining things but I feel that I may have just helped a few people to get on their way to becoming published authors themselves. And hopefully I have made some connections that will help us all in the ongoing projects we are working on. It made me excited for the upcoming writing conference I am scheduled to attend next month where there will be more opportunities like this.
I have been thinking to myself that I need to cut back on things again as it seems I am spending many hours away from the house. But I cannot bring myself to give this up again. I have made so many sacrifices that it is time that I make myself focus on me once in a while. I guess once a month I can commit to giving my ego the needed boost to inspire me to write on!