Today I’m blogging over at my group author blog, YA Stands, and I’ve got an interesting story to tell about something that happened this week.
Wednesday night I tweeted this:
Writing and publishing can feel slow, but look back to a year ago and mark your progress. It’s amazing how encouraging that can be. #writing
— Kate Brauning (@KateBrauning) August 21, 2013
A lot of people seemed to appreciate the idea, and then one of my awesome CPs tweeted this:
A year ago, I just started my internship, had no CPs, and hadn’t even had the idea for my current ms. A lot changes in a year. 🙂 #keepgoing
— Alex Yuschik (@alexyuschik) August 22, 2013
Her tweet inspired me to try to get the hashtag going, and I asked writers to use the hashtag and tell everyone where they were a year ago and what had happened since then. I thought it might be encouraging, given how slow writing and publishing seems to be sometimes, and given how hard we try and how invisible progress can be, to take a look backwards and see how far we’ve come.