Monday, May 31, 2010

* Thoughts on a Sunday Night...uh Monday a.m. *

(photo courtesy: creative writing degree abroad jpg)

Yesterday I attended the monthly meeting of Saturday Writers. We had a bit of an "Open Mic" session and I read one of my short newspaper columns from a couple of years ago. It was well received which obviously made me happy.

I also belong to Coffee & Critique, which meets every Tuesday morning. Most times, we stick around and have lunch, thus more "writer talk".

Being around other writers is a big piece of the pie that makes up my life. Listening to them read their writing...listening to others read my writing, receiving helpful suggestions and wonderful compliments.....Just talking about everything in the writing and publishing world... That's what helps motivate me to keep at it. I come away from these get-togethers all charged up and ready to take on the world.....ready to finish my Best Seller!! Hey, it's MY dream.....and I'm reaching for the stars!

I've wondered off and on....what the heck did I used to think about....before my passion for writing presented itself and took over? Well, one big thing person, was Mark, my youngest son! Now that he is a grown, that can't be child-rearing days are gone, and I can focus on other things.

Ah...I'm beginning to ramble. Anyway, I just want to say how much all my writer friends mean to me, whether near or far. The wonderful people I've met through my blog this past year, also mean the world to me. It's fun and heartwarming knowing you're "out there" and we're sharing our thoughts and dreams, talents and treasures.

"Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance." - Sir Rabindranath Tagore


  1. Love your post, Becky!
    I understand this perfectly, and I love that you can meet up with your writer friends in person.
    That must be great, an actual interaction between writers :)

    All the wonderful writer friends I have online are such a blessing!
    I sometimes feel like I'm all alone here, so far from them as my real life friends aren't really into reading, much less writing.

  2. How great that you have so many writer friends to meet with and discuss writing with, Becky. It's good to have a strong support group like that. :)

  3. Thanks for all your cheerful, uplifting posts, Becky. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Keep up the good work. Love learning more about markets, too, that buy writers' work. Have a blessed Memorial Day. Sincerely, Susan

  4. How nice to have found two groups of people who help each other towards their dreams.

  5. I know what you mean. I feel as if I've found a whole club of kindred spirits that I hadn't known existed! Amazing. Also meant to tell you that your new blog background was one I was thinking about using. Obviously I love it!!!

  6. I do believe that friends are a gift from God - you included. Thanks again for the books! sandie

  7. Writers friends are a special bunch, aren't they? What a blessing to know that there are dear and kindred spirits out there:) Have a wonderful day everyone!

  8. I'm so glad that you can get together with writers and enjoy their company. I love my online writing friends, but haven't found a local group to meet with in person.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  9. I so love your quote at the bottom of your lovely words, Becky. Just found your blog, so glad I did.
    Wishing you a happy day! xx

  10. Becky, I love that you do all this. You are surely on a path for success with your you've shown by your current propensity to succeed with your writing.


    Big word there!

    I'm going to fix your link now.

    Can't wait to read your SC!

  11. Hi Estrella! Thank you. I'm so glad we bloggers do have each other! I'm sorry your friends aren't into reading or writing. I know how that can feel. A "previous" friend of mine loved to read, but for some very odd reason, she would NEVER compliment me or my writing. Notice, the word "previous"! I decided I was worth way more as a friend, and a person, than to have someone like that bring me down. It's been smooth and happy sailing ever since! I hope you will find some local writer friends, to add to your "regular" friends!! :)

  12. Hi Daisy! You are so right! Thanks!

    Hi Susan! Thanks. I'll have to remember to post little reminders about the different markets out there!

    Hi Cheryl! Thank you. It's amazing the difference it makes!

    Hi Tammy! Thanks, dahhhling!! :)

    Hi Chatty/Sandie!! Thanks! And I'm so glad you and your grandson are happy about the books!

    Hi Karen! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Yes, I agree...we are all pretty special! :D

    Hi Janel! Thanks! I'm sure you'll find a group in your area, too. Until've got US!

    Hello Saskia!! Thank you SO much for stopping and taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment. I love meeting new blog friends! Please come back often! I will read your blog, as well! :)

    Hi Jenny! You're a sweetie! Thanks! And yeah....What Big Words You Use!!

  13. i think it's great to have a get to meet with other writers. sharing ideas, good and bab times. rose

  14. I totally agree - it's wonderful to belong to some kind of writing group where people truly understand your passion for writing. It's so great that you have that!

    Hope you had a fun holiday weekend...

    :-D Anna

  15. Hello! becky!

    i love this photo, first of all..there is something so wonderfully yummy about seeing a book or journal with a pair of reading glasses...ahh...writer's bliss!

    I would find it amazing to 'have my writing read' and to share that with others...

    that's sort of what blogging does for me, only I don't get into any meaty writing really. but short little sentiments here and there...

    i write each day, because I need's something inexplicable from deep within me that needs to come out! do you follow what I'm saying?
    do you feel the same?

    come by for a spot of tea

    ciao bella
    happy tuesday!
    creative carmelina

  16. Hi Rose and Ann! Thank you both for stopping by and leaving comments! Yes, we writers are a strange breed! And writing IS such a passion! I used to wonder what people were talking about when they said So & So is my passion! I'd just think, "huh?"....After I realized I was a writer...then I GOT IT!! :D

  17. Hi Carmelina! Thank you so much! First of all, I wish I could say I took that photo, but I guess you saw I gave credit to the site I found it on. BUT, that gave me a wonderful idea!! I'm going to make my own little setting, of a book, glasses, plus a lovely tea cup and doilie maybe, and then photograph that!!
    And yes, I TOTALLY understand how you feel the NEED to write! I am the same, and I'm pretty sure all serious writers are, too.


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