Right now, I’m not a great writer.
I’m capable of writing well. I’ve written things that work. But at the moment, I’m not good at writing. Amidst a busy semester (and a bunch of little unexpected things), I haven’t found that much-needed rhythm of getting in a little writing every day.
I was down about that for a while. I hated being so tired, so worn out, so not in control of my own schedule that I couldn’t write.
Thankfully I have amazing friends who encourage me to keep writing, who blow me away by how they feel about words I’ve managed to get onto the page.
Today I saw this tweet:
Readers, when you send nice messages to authors, don't assume we're used to them and they're not a big deal. They are THE BEST. 💖
— Amy Spalding (@theames) March 3, 2016
It’s one of many reminders that a few words can go a long way. Don’t forget to highlight what your writer friends do well. I want to encourage my friends who write to keep going, and I can’t thank enough those who support me.