Chapter 9: Engage
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.
That quote of E.B. White’s is at the end of “Charlotte’s Web.” It’s one of my favorites. In honor of that, I now have a new stuffed animal, who accompanies me in my writing.
Of course, I named her Charlotte.
(Hope I didn’t scare anyone out there who is not a spider fan.)
I used to engage a lot more. I have a wonderful, supportive writers group that I haven’t attended much lately because I went through a prolonged busy season and then changed my workout routine, and all of a sudden I wasn’t going anymore. It’s a shame, too. I always get something out other people’s sharing, even when I don’t bring anything.
The same goes with online. I used to be much better about reading friends’ blogs and the posts from different online venues that I enjoy. Now I’ll sometimes go days without reading anything.
Going to Ann & Charity’s workshop in November was something new for me and something I enjoyed. Last year I also attended a two-day workshop, but only because I was presenting poetry. I did meet some neat people, though, and it inspired a couple of things—a chapter, a poem, a column.
I think I’m in a different season than I used to be. I haven’t figured out how this one works yet.