IWSG: I’ll Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

I believe I have reached a major turning point in my life as a writer. I’m better organized than ever. I’m making rapid progress toward my goals. I’m doing things with my writing (and my art) that I never imagined I might do, and by the end of this year, I may have some pretty exciting news.

But that is not what I want to talk about today. Instead, I want to thank some people. I want to thank them for knowing not to spare my feelings in their criticism, for holding me accountable whenever I get lazy, and for giving me space and time when I need it (also, for tolerating all my sciency puns).

Most importantly, I want to thank them for believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. Without their help and encouragement, I would have given up on my dreams a long time ago.

So to all my dearest friends—especially Jen, April, Lee, and Dave—thank you.

It is often said that writing is an inherently lone06ly activity, but I have learned that it doesn’t need to be. In fact, it shouldn’t be. As a writer, you can do a lot more and go a whole lot further with a little help from your friends.

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Today’s post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a bloghop hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and co-hosted this month by Megan Morgan, Chris Votey, Viola Fury, Christine Rains, Madeline Mora-Summonte, L.G. Keltner, Rachna Chhabria, and Patricia Lynne (Wow, there are a lot of co-hosts this month!). Click here to find out more about this amazing group and see a full list of participating blogs.

9 Responses to IWSG: I’ll Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

  1. That’s fantastic how well you’re doing! And I definitely owe how far I’ve come to my friends too. The IWSG community has helped encourage and support me along the way. 🙂

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  2. Jen says:

    Proud of you, and to be a part of this group.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sandra Ulbrich Almazan says:

    As a Beatles fan, I appreciate the reference in the title! And yes, having support is very helpful for writers.

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  4. chemistken says:

    Without other writing friends to help us along, we’d never get anything written. Glad you’re enjoying the IWSG.

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  5. Definitely not a lonely venture! We need friends to guide us along the path. Even if it’s not always pretty.

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