The first of many posts geared towards advice for writers (new, old or returning) with a “what I wished I knew when I started out” theme. This particular one discuses maintaining your mental wellbeing while dealing with timelines, accepting criticisms, and engaging with the writing community. This is Writing is a Craft by L. Jo King.
...Always be willing to learn, while always being willing to teach...
Happy new year!
Yes, I am aware it’s February but January was spent getting over the train wreck that was 2020. What a year! 2020 was when we realize that it is always darkest before dawn and that dawn might be false, a lull to even more darkness. It also highlighted the need for human connection, kindness, and investing in humans and healthcare systems.
Before going further, I want to know how you are doing. How are you holding up? If you need it, don’t be afraid to seek help. At the end of this post will be a list of resources that, hopefully, might help you as this year goes on.
Without further ado, let’s dive into my promises for 2021.
...Life is never guaranteed. It is a collection of finite moments in a tapestry still being woven...
chasing that creative spark that sets everything in motion...