We're advised to take a break every hour or so, go for a walk, meet a friend for lunch or some other activity to get some exercise and brain refreshment. Often times, though, we find ourselves so immersed in the flow that we don't stop...just one more paragraph...one more page...2000 more words. Other times we may be randomly writing while waiting for inspiration...can't leave now cause my muse might show up at any moment. So we remain alone.
That is why I am thankful for the technology that now allows me to connect with other writers all over the world.
It is fun and motivating being one of thousands of writers all working on the same task during National Novel Writing Month. Reading websites and blogs of other writers and authors who share their ideas, frustrations, blocks, wonderful "ah ha" moments of inspiration lets me know that I really am not alone after all.
I enjoy connecting with other writers through social media. Although these are usually in-passing comments or casual mentions of their own or other's work, it's encouraging to see that there is a lot of talent out there or, at least people trying to follow their dreams.
Writing workshops and author memberships are a great way to build more in-depth relationships with other writers. You may end up with only a couple of other writers that you keep in contact with long after the program has ended, but those are fellow author's you would never have met otherwise. Who knows, maybe those will lead to even more valuable contacts in the writing world.
I am inspired by those who have encountered the obstacles and pushed on through to success. What a wonderful time we live in to be able to access writing workshops online. I am truly grateful for all those well known authors who give of their time and talent to help others along this creative path.
These days, writing doesn't have to be a lonesome business.
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