Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blessings you didn't expect...ROCK!

Every now and again I get a wave of giddy bubbling that resonates in my chest and touches my soul. I had one today...and it's the same reason I had one the other day. Hence, I should blog about it...yes?

Back in October I met a girl named Anastasia at the NYC Comic Con when I was hanging out with my friend Georges Jeanty (for those of you who do not know who he is...Google him or just click on his name). She lives in Wales and is just one fantabulous chick! She works in publishing and is Wiccan and since I write and use Wicca in my books we got to chatting...and exchanged info...became fast Twitter pals and so on.

When National Novel Writing Month came around she was tweeting about it. I'd never heard of it. So I asked her "What the hell is NaNoWriMo?" So she told me about it and I quickly questioned my friend who also was my editor for LDG. She put me in touch with a girl who is involved with the NYC chapter of NaNo and I went to the "kick off" party.

But, what rocked was showing up at one of the "write-ins" on Sunday at the Whole Foods in Chelsea. Here I got to know a bunch of amazing women...and some men...but mainly women. Now, for those of you who've known me for a long time you know that until I moved to NYC I could count my list of female friends on one hand. So when I came to NYC and found cool gals to be friends with I was shocked.

Well...I've been blessed again. The girls in this group are just fantastic. AND...they have the same passion for writing as I do and THAT is just wonderful. Writers spend so much time alone, working on their craft, that to find others who have that same passion to spend time it writing or talking about writing or helping with editing as you munch on cookies and tea in their apartment or watching the Superbowl is exhilerating, to say the least. It fills a void. A void you probably didn't know you had.

I adore these girls; their passion for writing, their humor, their dreams, their support, and how they want nothing more than to grow in their craft (be it baking and knitting as well as writing:) ... I am very blessed to have met them and to have had them welcome me into this group of theirs. They make me giggle on Twitter and in person all the time and give me a sense of solid ground as a writer to stand on. Maybe its because, as a theatre kid, I'm used to many being involved with me and my craft...and writing has been a wee bit lonely...and they've taken that away and also given me so much more.

To other writers out there...if you're working alone...get out and find a writers group and get involved. It will complete a part of you that you didn't know was missing.

Tamsin :) xoxo


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  2. That was lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  3. You're welcome. :) I meant it...every word. :) And...btw...we missed you on Saturday. x