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Monday, 19 December 2016

This writing life

This writing life can be wonderful ...
moments of success come like shooting stars and always deserve celebration.

This writing life can shoot that star down ...
when rejection emails pop into your inbox (usually on a Friday afternoon) and competition stories fail to get a mention, then a stock of chocolate always helps.

This writing life is made bearable ...
by those who love and support us at home.

This writing life is only possible ...
because of our writing chums. Claire Plaisted has written a beautiful post on how 'Supportive writing friends are like lighthouses', and says it so much better than I ever could here.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my collective lighthouses: Richard, Bea and Zoe. We meet once a month to share and review work, to cheer each other when there's success and to let each other rant when the writing life gets tough - and there is always cake.

Finally, I'd like to especially thank my constant lighthouse: Wendy. Her beacon of good advice is always shining. When I have good news or bad, then Wendy is the first to hear it, usually first thing in the morning via WhatsApp. And without her I'd probably be ready to give up this writing life ...

14 comments:

  1. It's lovely that we're always there for each other in both good times and in bad x

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    1. Thank you, Bridget and for popping by the blog.

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  3. Happy to be one of your lighthouses, Tracy. We get to see the views before anyone else.

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    1. Right back at you, Richard. And the view is always worth waiting for :)

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  4. I agree totally, Tracy - both with the up and down part and the way our writing friends support us through it all.

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  5. It's great to have writing friends who understand what it's like, Tracy. All the best for 2017!

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    1. Absolutely, Rosemary. Happy New Year :)

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  6. It can be a lonely job and it's great to know that there is support out there. Merry Christmas, Tracy.

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    1. All so true, Keith. Happy New Year :)

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