~ Mark I find myself using the terms, “blogging friends” and “writer friends” and “Facebook friends” to qualify my friendships. There are also “teacher friends” and “childhood friends” and “Cambridge friends” and “New York friends” and “friends through my husband”.
Do you categorize friendships too?
There’s nothing that really diminishes these friendships by qualifying them. I’m being more specific. Some of these categories overlap. And sometimes, I meet someone through blogging, Facebook, or a conference and find over time that the friendship deepens. We e-mail and maybe even call one another. We check in to see how the other is doing. There’s something special about my friends who are also writers because only writers understand writing woes. And the writer friends whom I also share non-writing issues are even more important to me.
Conferences, Blogging, and Facebook have enriched my life. Without these opportunities to meet other writers, I’d be lonelier and have had fewer opportunities to hone my craft.
I want to say thank you to all my writer friends.
Samantha Verant (Especially because she helped me with my pitch. Thank you!)
Judy Mintz (She also helped me with my pitch. Thank you!)
If I forgot you, please let me know in the comments of via e-mail and I’ll add you (and apologize profusely)!
The complete YA and General Fiction list is HERE!
I didn’t make it to the 3rd round for The Mist Chasers last year, but the critique I received by making it to the second round helped me recognize problems with my excerpt. Even if I don’t make to the 3rd round with Naked Eye, I’ll appreciate the feedback. The list of 2k will be slashed to 500 quarter-finalists.
I wish all the writer friends who made it to Round 2 good luck in Round 3!
Dream with me.
Love, Theresa xo