Lucky to have been where I have been, Lucky to be coming home again...
Being the newbie around these parts as well as The Non-Published One, I really don't have anything brilliant to share this week about finding a publisher. I can say however that I went to an awesome writer's group today that I've been trying to get to since January and I LOVED it.
I’m not the biggest fan of writer’s groups because it seems like so many of them are crap. You might have one or two people who are serious about writing and then a few others who either really suck ass at writing and think they’re awesome, or they use the group for bashing the writing of the other group members. I also struggle with groups because of my anxiety problems as well as a bad case of What If They Don't Like Me-Itis that likes to show up at the worst times.
This group however was all kinds of awesome. Everyone was nice and very welcoming. Plus, if I recall correctly, it seemed like almost everyone who was there had been published. So there I am sitting in this room full of awesome people who not only love to write, but are serious about writing AND are published. Not to mention they’re all just normal Michiganders like me. Pretty damn cool if I say so myself! Once I officially join (which I do plan to do once I have the money) they'll even set me up with a mentor. How cool is that?
So yeah… if I had to give advice on finding a publisher, I’d tell you to start hanging around people who have been published and who want to share their knowledge with you. Do NOT however be a scary stalker person and force yourself on a writer… that’s not okay. Ever. :)
I do feel pretty lucky to have found these awesome people who are willing to share their awesomeness with me. Finding people who like the things you like and who are super cool on top of it, is a really spectacular thing. <3
Oh and because I now have Jason Mraz in my head... you can too!
Have a great week!