Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Aw, Shucks...

Thanks everyone for your sweet words of comfort and encouragement.

You know, something I have enjoyed over my last year or so of blogging is how great the writing community is. Writing is such a solitary activity. But the internet has permitted writers to build a fantastic network of support and interaction. There are so many benefits to this community. I can't list all that I have learned from my fellow writers, I can't be thankful enough for their support. And without that interaction, I may be sitting on my couch eating this:

Instead, I'm back up and writing today, and I even seem to actually be more motivated to work. Maybe it's because I no longer feel like I'm "on hold." So instead of the cake, I'm sitting at my desk, writing and looking at this:

Ok, I can't write and look at the same time. So I'm trying to do more writing than looking :-)

What's your favorite thing about being part of the online writing community?



Stacy Dawn said...

You are so cruel. I don't know which picture I'm drooling over more!

I love the encouragement and friendships the best because there is NO ONE who writes around me...none, zero, zilch, nada. If not for the internet, I would be a horrible writer, writing on her own. Now I'm a mediocher writer (who obviously still can't spell) with a wonderful support group of fellow writing friend.

Karen Erickson said...

I love what you love about the internet writing community. There are so many others who are supportive, encouraging, full of great advice and stories - it's so wonderful and inspiring. It's nice to know there's so many others out there like us and that we can connect from literally all over the world!

April said...

Sorry, Stacy... But you're the one with shirtless hunks running around on your blog! Fair is fair :-)

I agree, Karen!

Emma Sinclair said...

What's my favorite part about the online writing community?

Pictures like that!

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

You know when we tell kids how lucky they are because "In our day we never had..."

Well, that's how lucky I feel about having the internet. Back in the 90s when I was first writing, compared to now, it was awful! On the plus side there were less distractions, but everything else was a negative.

For me it makes a world of difference being able to chat to other writers. The support is fantastic.

It's amazing to discover that (in a Mulder voice) 'We are not alone'