Writers on Writing: 18 Blogs of Christmas with Hank Phillippi Ryan
Where are you in your writing life? Looking for a good idea? Slogging through that first draft? In the glory of revisions?
Here’s the gift. You have already gotten the holiday present you always wanted.
Remember when that idea came to you? The seductive, encircling beginning of the possibility that you, just like you always hoped, had thought of an idea for a book. A book! That would be yours.
Writers on Writing: 18 Blogs of Christmas with Sybil Johnson
I have a confession to make. I’m a painting supply hoarder. Neatly labeled boxes of unpainted wood, pattern books and packets fill a closet in my house, just waiting for me to get around to working on them. The vast majority of the items inside those boxes are holiday related. Wood ornaments, nativity sets, nutcrackers…you name it, I’ve probably painted it.
Writers on Writing: 18 Blogs of Christmas with Nancy G. West
On Christmases past, like all writers, I longed for the gift of publication. Where was the reward of validation from that editor or publisher whose heart responded to mine through words I set down? Who would forge ahead to make them available to readers?
More Christmases passed. The gift of publication was not to be mine. I would have to keep working for another week, another month, another season, another year to see my words printed and distributed. But Christmas is the season of hope. So I thought and wrote and dreamed.