It's the first Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means! It's time for another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group! Alex J. Cavanaugh started this amazing group, and he's recruited the following minions to assist him this month: Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte, L.K. Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and J.A. Scott.
Be sure to check out the IWSG website!
I'd like to start by wishing my husband a happy birthday! I also self-published my first novella a year ago today. Yay for happy things!
I'm also happy that my latest novella Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury has received a couple of great reviews! I'd like to thank all of my readers. I love writing, and I also love it when people have a good experience reading something that I've written. It's an amazing feeling!
This month we're going to start answering a question as part of our posts. This month's question is: What's the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?
I've gotten a lot of supportive comments from my husband and some family members, but right now, I'd like to focus on supportive comments I've gotten from teachers over the years. A good teacher can do a lot to inspire students, and I'm grateful to all of the amazing teachers I've had.
Throughout middle school and high school, I had teachers encourage me to keep writing. One teacher said reading my stuff was like a breath of fresh air, and another said she expected to see my books on the New York Times Best Seller list. I haven't gotten there yet, but it's good to know someone thought I had it in me. Then in college, I had a professor who said I was one of the best writers she'd had in class.
Despite all of this encouragement, it's not always easy to keep going. Being a writer is tough. Still, without such kind words, who knows if I'd be where I am today?
What's the best thing someone has said about your writing?