One of my favorite parts about being a writer is the sense of community and (for the most part) lack of competitiveness among writers. Every day I’m amazed at the generosity and helpfulness of the writing community, from those who offer free or low-cost workshops, to authors who engage in some inventive collaborative marketing, to pulling together in times of crisis as with Pamela Clare’s breast cancer diagnosis and my friend at Blithely Bookish requesting that people wear pink today and Thursday to support Pamela.
And the new Facebook book launch parties– oh my goodness! They’re so much fun, and I have found so many new-to-me authors that way. I love seeing the way authors flock to those parties to support each other and gain exposure for themselves. It’s a great relationship.
Twitter is full of writers. Adding followers, retweeting, joining in on #FastDraft, NaNo word sprints or #1k1hr parties is incredibly helpful.
My local RWA chapter is wonderfully supportive; I’m coming up on a year of membership and am finally settling in and not quite feeling like a newbie. If only I could finish a book.
Those of you who follow me here, or just occasionally read my posts. I appreciate your visits and comments so much.
And then there’s my critique group. Without them my prose would still be full of “then” and adverbs and a ton of description.
Just a sappy, mushy post late at night to say a big thank you to all the writers out there.