During a long and drawn out procrastination session I created some of my own writer greeting cards. If I don’t meet my writing goals this week at least I can say – “but I designed some greeting cards!”
There are some key moments in a writer’s career that I think deserve a greeting card.
I have also tried to capture the feelings and emotions that are associated with these special times.
- When you finish writing your book.
I don’t know about anyone else but when I finished my draft a few weeks ago I felt like the woman on my greeting card.
Writing 70k words should be celebrated even though you feel like a shadow of your former self and the sight of your draft makes you want to cry uncontrollably.
Maybe inside the card the message might read ‘Now you can start editing!’
- Thanking a writer friend
I have said this before but writer friends are special human beings. They keep us going through some dark literary times. As they always believe in our abilities (even when we don’t) they deserve a writer greeting card.
- When you finish NaNoWriMo.
I think writing 50k words in a month deserves a greeting card at the very least. If you have taken part in National Novel Writing Month you will know about the mental exhaustion and word count hell that you endure.
It is an achievement to complete so writers should receive a greeting card.
- When you get your first five-star book review
I can only imagine how this feels but I think it must be pretty special. I know when I get my first five-star review I will be performing a similar celebratory move; running at high speed over a field, leaping into the air and thrusting my head back!
This is a big moment for a writer as we all know how valuable five star reviews are!
Wouldn’t it be nice to receive a congratulatory card from a writer friend (green with envy as they have not made the publishing leap yet) and some heartfelt words?
- When your painful episode of Writer’s Block ends.
Writer’s Block can be a cruel and troubling time. When it leaves you it can feel similar to a religious / spiritual rebirth. You – the writer are back from your own form of personal hell and it feels amazing to stand up and shout “I’m back!”
I think the departure of Writer’s Block should be celebrated and it definitely deserves a greeting card.
- Writing the death of a much-loved character.
I was a mess when I wrote the death of one of my fictional characters. It was a dark and gloomy time for me. The other characters in my story failed to get over his passing so I had their grief to deal with as well. At times I did have to shout “can everyone (in my head) please stop weeping!”
It would have been nice to receive a greeting card like this one and perhaps a few writer friends could have signed it / left some touching messages.
- When you stop moaning about your writing and just get on with it!
This is one of my favourite writer moments.
Some of us take a long time to pull ourselves together by which time our writer friends have turned to knitting or drink to calm their frustrations and loved ones / family members have started therapy.
This definitely deserves a greeting card from a special writer friend!
I hope you have enjoyed browsing through my writer greeting card designs. Let me know if you can think of any other special writer moments that deserve a greeting card.
Have a fabulous day!