Sometimes things don't go as well as we plan. But then sometimes things take off in directions quite unexpected.
I started a Christian Writers group last summer at our local library. I can't begin to tell you how nervous I was as I waited alone in the back room for someone to show up. I'd never done anything like that before--I was an attendee, not an organizer.
Months later, our group has about fifteen writers who faithfully attend or partake in the group. This past week I was the recipient of two reasons why I know writer groups need to exist.
One night, I received an email from a lady who had attended only once but felt she needed to take a computer course before she felt confident enough to write. Imagine my joy when she wrote that she had written one page of her book and she "loved" what she wrote! She was as excited as if she had finished an entire manuscript!
Yesterday, a writer in my group emailed me to check out her first submission at Faithwriters. She placed first! She wrote me that her success has given her the courage to submit more!
Sometimes things fail miserably for us as writers. We get excited to send out our manuscript and then field a dozen rejections.
But sometimes, after all the crying and screaming and moaning, we walk away with a whole new haircut and outlook on life!
(PS. My grandson looked quite handsome after all the fuss!)