I have figured out the secret that motivates me to write. Believe it or not- It’s people! I KNOW! I’m as shocked as you are. But, I have found that if I surround myself with people who are interested in my story (and I in theirs) then we push each other to continue.I spent time this evening with 7 talented writers. Each with their own style, genre, and temperament and what I found were 7 people who wanted to see us all succeed.
I had the opportunity to see my work through their eyes and it was a gift. Honest critiques without malice or jealousy are hard to find, but I found a group of people who willingly lay it on the table and then offer ideas to fix what may stand out as less than perfect. They are a blessing and I am truly happy to be a part of such a wonderful team.
Thank you, InkSlingers! See you all next month.