Dear insecure writers, whoever you are,
I hope you find comfort and take your craft far.
I don’t have advice for the way to success,
but ask me a question and I’ll try to guess.
I’ve watched from the sidelines as others flew past,
and often I’m sure I’ll come in at dead last.
I cheer and I wave as the winners go on,
yet I’ll keep on trudging until the day’s gone.
You might guess I’m in rhyming mode. I’ve been in Seattle the last week getting my mom to help reword her poem about my brother and the Loch Ness Monster. The original had some meter problems and some repetition, but I think the problems are mostly ironed out now. We’ve received all the illustrations from Vicky Bowes, an excellent artist we found online.
Just take a look at this sample she sent. My brother and I were hooked!
No way was I going to post this on Blogger. In case you missed it before, here’s the link to a blog post that gave me an urgent need to move:
That’s why I wanted a WordPress blog where nobody can repost my content without my permission. Take note though, some websites won’t let you request a sample, and I don’t think an artist’s portfolio is adequate for most projects. However, Vicky took the initiative, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. I’ll probably write a full post about choosing an illustrator later if anyone is interested.
That’s almost it for me today.
I’m in the sky to fly away.
Or is it home I’m going to?
Who can tell? I’m in the blue.
Co-hosts for July 2:
Alex says, “We are also trying to get the IWSG on the Writers Digest Best 101 Websites list! Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line 101 Websites, and suggest the IWSG – http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/.”
Once again I apologize for not being where I can reply on the day of posting. Like last month, I’ll get around to see as many of you as I can later, and I’ll certainly return visits within a few days. Until then, thanks for visiting!