A Bit of Writing Encouragement
Today I’m blogging over at my group author blog, YA Stands, and I’ve got an interesting story to tell about something that happened this week.
Wednesday night I tweeted this:
Writing and publishing can feel slow, but look back to a year ago and mark your progress. It’s amazing how encouraging that can be. #writing
— Kate Brauning (@KateBrauning) August 21, 2013
A lot of people seemed to appreciate the idea, and then one of my awesome CPs tweeted this:
A year ago, I just started my internship, had no CPs, and hadn’t even had the idea for my current ms. A lot changes in a year. #keepgoing
— Alex Yuschik (@alexyuschik) August 22, 2013
Her tweet inspired me to try to get the hashtag going, and I asked writers to use the hashtag and tell everyone where they were a year ago and what had happened since then. I thought it might be encouraging, given how slow writing and publishing seems to be sometimes, and given how hard we try and how invisible progress can be, to take a look backwards and see how far we’ve come.