As a reader of this blog, you’re standing right outside the gates of an awesome writers’ community.
It’s an exclusive community, mind you—hence the gates—but not in a snooty, look-down-our-noses kind of way. More in a we-just-want-to-make-sure-everyone-inside-is-serious-about-writing-a-book-and-publishing-it-while-supporting-others-who-also-are kind of way.
Is that you, by chance?
Well, after hosting my first ever “Brag Week,” I found myself in awe of this hardworking group of writers, who seemingly stop at nothing to get what they want.
Case in point: one writer has made a New Year’s resolution to start and finish her book in 2017, despite a diagnosis of stage 4 lung and spine cancer.
Now that’s inspiring.
Just check out some of our “brags”:
Olufunke Kolapo is thrilled to have just published her first novelette, A Gift in the Dark, a book she started working on—get this—in 2007, which “was when the inspiration came.”
Deborah Dykeman is checking in at the 43,000 word mark for her latest book, which she plans to release March 1. We wish her luck!
Annette Rochelle Aben is almost finished with the 2017 edition of her Haiku Perspective series. The cover is done and the pages are laid out, and in the meantime she’s also waiting to hear about a haiku she entered into a contest in the fall. We’re waiting with bated breath to hear more.
Robert Albert managed 60,000 words during the most recent NaNoWriMo. That’s 2,000 words a day! (How many cups of coffee does that work out to, I wonder?) Now, he’s revising it, tightening it up, and correcting any inconsistencies. My crystal ball shows a final draft emerging in the very near future.
Congratulations on your success, everybody. I’m proud to be a part of this. Stay tuned for another Brag Week at the start of February.
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