There are times when writing is similar to sailing a small boat, across a stormy sea at night.
Think of your little boat as your creative project and the angry sea being a mixture of your emotions, your recent literary experiences and your writer demons.
You are in total darkness, desperately clinging onto something (which you have little faith in), you have no idea where you are going to end up and you are cursing yourself for even thinking about setting off on a journey like this.
You are desperate…when out of the literary darkness comes this beam of light.
Supportive writing friends are our lighthouses.
- They are reliable.
- They shine brightly, even on the darkest and stormiest of nights.
- Their light always finds you no matter how lost you feel.
- They can lead you to a safer and calmer place. It may not be where you want to end up, but it will give you some much needed respite and a chance to think things through.
- Their light of friendship can give you a warm and reassuring glow.
- They can stop you from crashing your literary boat on the rocks.
This post is dedicated to my ‘lighthouse’ writer friends who supported me during my second draft. (It’s finished BTW – squeal!)
Without their guiding light I would have been fishfood!
I have no doubt that my beta readers will be sending me back out on that choppy sea. Sigh!
Have a great day!