Saturday, 24 August 2013

For my online friends

Now I'm finally a published author one book old and this morning finishing a convo online I realised what was the best thing about this writing journey. 

Of course the book is a unique award and it's absolutely thrilling to have a published work and be able to say I've written this. But what I got were the priceless friends I've made on the way. Friends who've supported me sometimes in unexpected ways. Surprised me. Friends I can talk to in troubled times and those who understand and totally 'get' it. 

So this post is for my friends. I can't name you because I might miss someone, there are so many of you who helped in each of your unique special ways. But at the risk of getting soppy, much love to you all and thank you. Because without your contribution, I wouldn't be feeling so great at this point in my life. 

So as I finished the chat this morning,  I was filled with this warm fuzzy feeling and grateful to my book because it brought me inadvertently in contact with such awesome people. 

Do you have awesome friends? What is more important in being published?  The book or the journey?

12 comments:

  1. Like you I wouldn't be where I am without my on line friends ( of wehom you are one) The crit group I'm in nagged, shoved, encouraged, and pushed me and helped so much, I'd be lost without them. And being on line, they don't eat my chocolate!
    Big congratulations to you :)

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    1. Thanks, Raven! Yes, saving chocolate is a great side-benefit of online pals lol! But seriously, they (and you) have shared so many milestones in my writing, I can't think of it all without you!

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  2. Such a fantastic achievement. Well done you!
    Friends who support you no matter what are priceless.

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    1. Well said, Michaela. Hope we all have friends who do their best to support us, skirting around the odds life presents. Thank you!

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  3. I feel the same way. Even though many of the friends we meet through this crazy writing journey are 'only' online, they are some of the most supportive and caring I've ever met.

    Congratulations on your first book--may there be many more! :) x

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    1. So true Xandra and for me you're one of them. Thank you :)

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  4. It's a wonderful journey made more beautiful because of the great people along the way. Congratulations again!

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  5. Congratulations, Ruchi, loved your book.

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    1. Thank you, Maria. So happy you enjoyed it!

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