Sunday, October 24, 2010

Part Three: My Journey to Publication

Last Monday in part two of my journey to publication, I left you with a teaser, saying that I attended a writing class where I met other writers who would become life-long friends.



But . . . 

I certainly didn't think so when I started the class. At that time in my life, I was more reserved and not very outspoken. I rarely raised my hand or commented. I didn't want to risk anyone finding out how very little I knew. 



And then the time came for us to read what we were working on. Talk about scared out of my ever-loving mind. Of course, I wanted everyone to absolutely love my writing. 

Did they?

Well, praise for my writing came in small doses, and I knew deep in my heart I was probably the weakest writer in the class. That didn't stop me. I still attended every week, learning all I could. 



A year flew by pretty fast and before I knew it the class was ending for the summer. However, most everyone wanted to keep meeting.

So we decided to form a writers group. We would come together once a week in each others homes. We were a group of novice writers with none of us published. 

But after a couple of years things began to change . . . 

4 comments:

  1. So fun to see how you started out!

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  2. Laura,
    I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm hopeful that my story encourages other writers to hang in there. ;)

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  3. I am loving your encouraging story. I smile when I read you state that you were the weakest writer in the group. I wonder how many others felt the same. :)

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  4. Glynis,
    Thanks. I'm glad you're liking it.
    I think most writers feel that they are the weakest ones in their groups. Once you get over that feeling and realize we all have those same thoughts, that's when progress is made. Anyway it happened that way for me. Thanks for stopping by.

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