Was it the Beatles who sang "I get by with a little help from my friends?"
It's hard enough just being a teenage girl, let alone a frustrated writer, and i'm not sure I'd be able to be so resilient if i didn't have a fantastic group of people surrounding me to inspire and encourage me.
It was at the KSP Write a Rama that i took part in recently that i picked up a writing book which stated something along the lines of "Writer's are notoriously solitary people who often isolate themselves from other people." I have a hard time believing that this could be true in any way. Sure, I can enjoy my own company, but I'm not content to always be alone and to tell the truth, I don't think that I could stand always having to listen to my own opinions without contention.
I'm fortunate to have a great support network in my locality. It consists of a group of people who are always vibrant, always challenging and most importantly, always there. I'm very fortunate to know that no matter what that book said, I am never truly alone. I'm always only a phone call away from somebody who'll listen.
And that is why I'm like a super ball, because I always bounce back thanks to my friends.
Now, back to the topic of writing. This week, I have still been madly compiling Inkfish because i only have three days left to complete that. I've also begun to rework an early novella length piece of mine into a novel length, and more cohesive, piece. All this is a distraction from the work I was trying to do on my novel, which was rejected for publication earlier this year.
Happy Tuesday, everyone