I’ve been absent from this blog for awhile…funny seems to coincide with summer…strange.
Anyway, after a lengthy meeting (that I asked for) yesterday, I walked away and kept repeating a phrase in my head.
“I have a writing partner. I have a writing partner.”
This may not be something most people would get excited about, but it’s actually quite thrilling for the want-to-be writer I am.
I’ve noticed there are many things we have partners for: life partners (typically a spouse, but could be someone you live with for a long time), business partners, work-out partners, partner in crime (usually a friend you like to hang with and most likely get into trouble with), actual partner in crime (if you a police officer) and a sparring partner (if you are a professional boxer). There are more, I am certain and please comment if you can think of any other clever types of partners.
But why is a writing partner so important? To me, it’s finally taking my book-in-progress to the next level and committing myself to a twice a month meeting with a responsible, highly intelligent, gifted writer–who also happens to be my long-time friend. (I actually met my life partner because of this writing partner.) I’m hoping through her wisdom and guidance I will finally finish editing and re-editing this book you have all been reading about. In case you are wondering, she’s not just doing this out of the kindness of her heart (although, I believe she would) I am going to attempt to help her with a project she has underway. Hence the whole “partner” concept in play.
I hope she is okay with me putting this out there…I just had to put it down in words and get it out of my head. I am so grateful to her for accepting my invitation.
Now it’s real. Now you all know…stay tuned.