As an avid reader I am very familiar with the concept of a reading buddy. I am just recently discovering the concept of a writing buddy though. Someone who is like minded and can help you work through your writing works.
Not only have I discovered the great benefits for both sides with a writing buddy, but I have also come to understand that I need one. I have readers and family who stand behind me. What I am lacking is someone who understands me. The way my brain turns everything into a literary stepping stone. I find inspiration for writing in everything in my life and it fuels the passion I have to put words down for others to read. This is a foreign concept though for most of those around me.
As an author of both poetry and books, I have found myself in even more need of someone to bounce my ideas off of. Someone who understands the way writing works and has the same interests. But how do I find a like-minded person? So I decided to ask you, my readers for advice. I know many of you are writers as well. How do you handle this issue? Where did you find your writing buddy? Who tells you when an idea works or just honestly stinks? Leave me some ideas in the comments section. Let me know how you handle the struggles of a creative mind.
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I hope you are having a wonderful start to a fabulous week to come. I just wanted to take the time and thank all of you who came and shared your time with me at the La Flor Manor book signing in Coffeyville. It was a great turn out and an amazing experience. I hope to be able to do another one soon.
The support from so many great people was overwhelming. I count myself as lucky and blessed to have been able to spend time with all of you and share your thoughts and my intentions for book II of the La Flor Manor Trilogy. I met a lot of people that I hope to remain in contact with and heard some incredible stories. Thank you all for sharing your time with me, and thank you for encouraging me to continue to follow my dreams.
Good afternoon all. I am super excited and nervous as well. Tomorrow will be my first book signing and I know it will go great. But do you have have those panic attack moments, right before a big event? Well that is where I am now.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone. But if I am honest, this scares the daylights out of me. I love to communicate in my blog and in books and poetry but I am a very shy and private person. So what was I thinking
inbecoming an author.A public figure. I do not know, except I knew I needed to overcome my fears to follow my dreams of writing books. So here I am.
So tomorrow I will put on my best smile and complete one more hurtle for my dreams. I hope to see many of you. I look forward to chatting about La Flor Manor and anything else you would care to share. Have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend.