Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday's Children ~ Inspired by Other Writers
I am inspired by other people energetically going after their dreams and pursuing a craft that none of us can do alone. We need readers, editors, test readers, friends, and we need other writers.
University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute had personal stories to tell. We shared, we laughed, we cried, we bonded. We saw old friends and met new ones.
I, personally met all new friends, as I didn't know anyone going into this. That is the value of going to a conference filled to the brim with your peeps.
We all need to do this. Whether we write novels, poetry, non-fiction, or we build furniture, or collect cars....
We need to have a sense of belonging and spend time with our peeps.
Find a conference, a club, a meeting, anything that collects a gathering of your peeps. If you don't have one in your area, make one.
Remember the movie, Field of Dreams? If you build it, they will come? Do it!
A small word of warning; be prepared for the "let down effect". I am already experiencing the frustration which comes from leaving an amazing group of people, and from being surrounded by all that creative energy. If I could come up with a way to bottle that and sell it at cons, I would be a very wealthy woman. For now, I will try to contain and maintain that energy by keeping in touch with the friends I made, and hopefully going to more cons!
Being around your peeps will totally enliven you for a good long while to keep doing what it is that you love to do.
It will strip away your fear and validate your passion. We are not alone!
Please, keep sharing! This is a blog hop hosted by Rhiann Wynn-Nolet and Kristina Perez. Please visit other Thursday's Children to let them know they are not alone!