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Happiness is…(or, why the writer’s life is rich)

The Rich Writer: Happiness is…(or, why the writer’s life is rich)

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Happiness is…(or, why the writer’s life is rich)


Happiness is:

  • Having a critique group whose every member celebrates when you share good news, without reservation;
  • Writer friends who show up to be with you, even when life events conspire to keep them away;
  • Writer friends who commiserate when you get one too many rejection letters;
  • Friends who encourage you to keep writing, that you have talent, that you have spunk and spark and yes, you should keep at it;
  • Writer friends who are ready to laud those who recognize your talents and boo those who don’t;
  • Writer friends who generously share their own victories along the way, so that every award, every publication, every interview and starred review and beautiful cover feels a little like your own;
  • Writer friends who catch your vision for a story and care enough to tell you where it’s not working, where it is working, and how to make it better;
  • Writer friends online and off, who keep you accountable, keep you inspired, keep you fired up, and keep you focused on the joy that writing can bring.

:) Cheryl

PS—The photo’s significance: the on-fire turtle!!

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At June 6, 2009 at 6:53 AM , Blogger beth said...

This is such a sweet post :)

At June 7, 2009 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Yah...but only because friends are so sweet. Thanks stopping by!


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