|Soothing Stream Near My Home|
As a writer my goal is to share emotions and characters with my reader. It's not easy and takes a lifetime to study the craft to do this--writing is not a perfectible art. This past weekend I listened to a top editor (full disclosure: mine) give a workshop on characterization to my local Romance Writers of America chapter. It was inspiring, scary, overwhelming--often at the same time. Again, there is more work to be done as far as my storytelling abilities go. But the main thing the workshop gave me was comfort--as I looked around at my sister writers, all intent on improving their craft, I took heart that we're in this together. Writers and readers alike. Because we all love story. This revelation soothed my soul (and my impending panic with a looming deadline, but that's another blog).
I wanted to impart some of that soothing message to you this morning, and since this is a blog I can post photos (which aren't done in romance novels save for the cover). I picked the photo I took on a walk with my dog when we first moved here, almost two years ago. "Here" being our new home, the place my family is putting some serious roots down.
What soothes you?