Friday, 5 November 2010
It's Friday, the weekend is looming and time for me to write another blog. I injured myself at work and am housebound at the moment, so I haven't really got any excuse not to. The only trouble is, what should I blog about? Right now I'm taking a short break from everything. I have just finished a novel, I'm not entering this month's NaNoWriMo, and I've put my newest novel on hold for a while so I can get some plot notes that I'm satisfied with. There is plenty for me to do. I need to write a synopsis and a query letter for Unknown Reality, but just the thought of doing it makes me cringe...lol...You know what I'm saying!
Okay, pick a subject, Kurt. *spins a bottle* Mmmm...It's landed on support. This is something I have been talking about with my good friend Annie this week. In the years I have spent in the Young Adult Novel Workshop, I have had the constant support of many amazing friends. In fact, I've never met so many amazing people in all my life than I have since I joined the writing community. They come in all shapes and sizes with many different backgrounds, and from lots of different parts of the world. Some are very young, and others are quite old (like me! :D) but they all have one thing in common. Well, two actually; a love for creating works of art in their writing, but the one I'm thinking about is the amazing support they give each other, not only in the realms of writing, but also in real life. I often wonder why this phenomenon happens with writers. Have any of you got any theories? Please share them with me, I would be interested in hearing them.