"I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me. I'd like to be the help to you, you've always been glad to be; I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day, as you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way."
I've never tried anything in my life more difficult or frustrating than being a writer. Yesterday, Jen called it a roller coaster ride. We've called this journey many, many things--some good, some not so good. But we all keep at it, despite the highs and lows.
There are many things I don't know about writing, things I have yet to learn and discover, but one thing I know for certain: that I couldn't do this without all of you.
I am the queen of positivity, known for my encouraging quotes and motivational posts. Guess what? When I'm not so positive, you get me there. On days when I want to post about tears and the "R" word (ya know, rejection), I read your blogs, and I am happy. On days when I hate my WIP and I hate query letters and I wonder if it's worth it, I read your blogs, and I am happy.
Together, we keep each other motivated to do this thing. Together, we keep each other encouraged and hopeful and celebrated and applauded. Thank you for being here. All of you.
When writing gets hard, what makes you happy?