Dear Writer, You’re not Alone

It’s past midnight and you’re dying for sleep, but lie awake with your characters screaming to get out.

Dear writer, you’re not alone.

You’ve created the story of your heart, and you send it into the world, only to earn a growing list of pass letters.

Dear writer, you’re not alone.

You’re tired and wonder if you can keep going.

Dear writer, you’re not alone.

There was a point when you loved this story. When you knew it was your breakout novel. But…you can’t bring yourself to get excited about finishing it.

Dear writer, you’re not alone.

You’re grinning from ear to ear as you type, mouthing the words, making the faces, forcing the people around you to scoot away and hide their children.

Dear writer, you’re not alone.

You drive in the car, a story thrumming through your head begging for escape as you weave through traffic to the next point when you can release the pent-up words.

Dear writer, you’re not alone.

You’ve just started the writing journey.

You’re not alone.

You’ve found success, and are TIRED.

You’re not alone.

You wonder if you’ll ever get there. Wherever “there” is.

You’re not alone.

You cry when you sign your first contract.

You’re not alone.

For every milestone. Every heartache. Every breath and piece of excitement.

You’re not alone.

Never forget that the ability to create in inherent in us–no matter how we choose to use it. Enjoy the process. You’re not alone.

Happy Creating,

` Jo

2 Comments

  1. Dear Writer, publishing isn’t at all what you thought it would be. You doubt your choice of genre. You doubt your path. You wonder what else might be out there and fear you should have taken just a little more time to figure things out….

    You’re not alone.

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