The world feels like a frightening place at the moment. Once again I am not going to name that damn virus which is behind all this pain and turmoil.
It is at a time like this when we really start to appreciate the precious people in our life, the people who bring us joy and who are always there for us no matter how far away they live.
Here are some similarities between stars and writer friends. As I have a day job and kids I tend to come out, in the virtual sense, at night. So, that’s why writer friends are like stars to me.
- Stars in the sky are constantly going through pressure and chemical changes. Writer friends are constantly experiencing pressure and chemical changes; when their books are being written, edited, finished, launched or reviewed.
- When you are lost or upset you can look up to the night sky and get comfort from the stars. The same goes for writer friends. When you are struggling to find your way with writing or a little bit emotional (about your stinky first draft or a persistent grammar issue) you only have to look up into the Twitter night sky to see your writer friends twinkling (or tweeting) and you instantly feel better again.
- Sometimes the stars are hidden behind clouds but you know they are there. The same applies to writer friends, you might not be able to see them but you know they are always there…on email, Twitter, Insta, Facebook or WhatsApp.
- Writer friends enjoying literary success are like shooting stars that light up and whoosh across the night sky. Technically speaking a shooting star is not a star, its a meteor but lets stick with the shooting star fantasy here.
- Stars make you smile and writer friends make you smile.
- Stars are beautiful and so too are writer friends!
Have a great day and I hope you all keep twinkling in the social media sky 🌟