“It takes a village” indeed.
I agree with the idea that writers need their own kind of village. I’ve found mine in the community surrounding NaNoWriMo where I live. Where do you find yours?
By Vera & Jean-Christophe from Europe (Vicuña) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons A wise, much-maligned woman once reminded us that “It takes a village.” Not only is that true with children — the original context — but much of life itself. And as writers, we need to find our villages.
Some are annual, like this challenge, where we discover new friends and find old friends alike, each of us supporting one another in the daunting task of blogging 6 days a week whether or not we have something to say. Some villages collect over time, those kindred spirits you come across who share your view on the work of writing.
The latest village making me warm and fuzzy is the one that emerged organically yesterday, the one I’ve dubbed #MAYkingItWork (uh huh), a rag-tag bunch of us, all confessing to moldering unfinished work, all committing to pick something abandoned…
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