This afternoon I met up with my friend Anna, the one who recently started self-publishing. While we've been in frequent contact through blogs and email, we hadn't seen each other in person for over a year, and we had a lot to catch up on.
We talked for hours about the writing life, time management, where our stories come from, revising, NaNoWriMo, the changing realities of publishing, and families. It was great to sit down together and prattle on about the big and small issues that fill the wacky world of writing.
It's always great when I get to talk to my writing buddies about writing. I'm fortunate to have a large number of writer friends both in the real world and online. We're at all different points on paths heading in many directions, and that means a lot of opportunities for both teaching and learning. It's wonderful.
To all my writing buddies: This would be both lonelier and more bewildering without all of you. Thanks for being there.
Good Stuff Out There:
→ Steve Himmer shares a touching story at The Millions about young people yearning to read: "One recent morning, my almost four year old daughter started crying out of the blue. I asked her what was wrong, and she wailed, 'I don’t have a library card!'"