- Victoria M. Patton
Rye Sense of Humor
Updated: May 2
I'm a little behind on my website news update....I have a good excuse. I've been lazy. Nah, just kidding. I've been writing.
You may wonder what this 'Newsletter' is. I have an email list, but this is something I put together to share quick updates, tips, and maybe something funny about myself. All in one place. If you should want more stuff or in-depth information, along with a free novelette and other goodies, I suggest you sign up for my email list.
I'm sitting here on Labor Day Sunday getting ready to write in my latest novel, and I thought I would quickly share something.
I posted my word count on my social media outlets. I didn't do it to toot my own horn. I wanted to share my success, whatever that success may be. And possibly make myself more accountable to writing daily. But more than those two things, I wanted support from my fellow writers.
Now, that last part, that is hard for me to ask for. I never want to sound whiny or like a big fat baby. But sometimes I need to know that others support what I am trying to accomplish by being an author, especially an Indie author.
I think most of us - writers - are like that. In some form or another, we want to know that we are not the only ones struggling in this career.
When you write that first novel, there is no greater feeling.
I think only writers know and understand a writer's struggles. Coming up with those perfect characters, or finding the plot holes, or not understanding how these damn characters take over our story.
I hope that as a writing community, we can support each other's successes. Lift each other up so that we can be encouraged to continue writing and not give up when we feel like a failure.
I get in my head at times and fuck everything up. Sometimes, just having that encouraging word from another writer who understands what I'm going through is all I need to keep writing.
Maybe we can all do that. When you see a writer post about having a hard time, take a minute to encourage them. When you see someone post something as small as they wrote 500 words that day, congratulate them, lift them up, give them a pat on the back. What seems like a small accomplishment to you may have been a milestone for them.
And that's it. I want to start September off by being positive, encouraging, and helping other writers achieve their goals. Who's with me on this?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and remember to support Indie Authors by buying their books and REVIEWING them.
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