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I FEEL THE TEARS

With the close of the Winter Writing Fest only days away, the Ruby sisters can feel the spirits of those who’ve participate dwindling. We feel the same. We love the company and the enthusiasm that our writer friends bring with them.

Like the Olympians Ruby Vivi referred to in her blog on February 9th, we worked and we achieved our goals —some even blasted them. And now, also like those champions, we need to carry on. We need to set the bar a little bit higher in the next few months and afterwards we need to continue to strive to improve our craft. Titleholders always set goals, both personally and professionally.

As we have stated on this blog many times and in numerous ways, everyone’s dreams are distinct and everyone’s life circumstances are special. We should NEVER compare ourselves to another, especially during times that our personal lives are in an uproar.

You’ve proven writing is your passion. Nurture it. Study. Read. Set weekly word goals. Absorb industry news. Network with other writers. And don’t be afraid to put your words out there for feedback.

Like last year, the chat room will remain open for those writers who would like to continue to work together. There are a great bunch of writers participating year-round. Join in anytime.   

 

   

17 responses to “I FEEL THE TEARS”

  1. Debbie says:

    Thank you Autumn and all the Rubies. This has been a lovely experience. Everyone is so supportive. Going to save this to inspire me on the not-so-great days.

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  2. I’ve definitely slowed down in the last few weeks – a fact which I blame on nasty revisions – but you can bet I’ll be pushing through the year to keep achieving my goals. Thank you, Autumn, for the lovely post, and the reminder that even though the festival is coming to a close, we continue to move forward as writers. <3 <3

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    • I’m so with you, Vivi. My revisions are coming to an end and I’m getting excited to start a new project. So, I’ll be using the chatroom and continue to be accountable to those who work alongside of me.

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  3. Addison Fox says:

    Autumn

    You nailed it with this post – just because the WWF is coming to a close, our goals and dreams are not. Wishing everyone the very best with their writing!

    xxoo,
    Addison

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  4. Kate Parker says:

    Well said, Autumn. The flowering pears are flowering, the grass is turning green, and it’s time to end the Winter Writing Festival. It’s time for spring writing! So, on to new words.

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  5. Kate Parker says:

    Well said, Autumn. The flowering pears are flowering, the grass is turning green, and it’s time to end the Winter Writing Festival. It’s time for spring writing! So, on to new words. Best of luck everyone.

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  6. My WWF has been very successful this year, Autumn. I haven’t missed a single daily goal. Of course, the fact that my book is way overdue to be published has provided much motivation. 🙂

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  7. Cynthia Huscroft says:

    “You’ve proven writing is your passion. Nurture it. Study. Read. Set weekly word goals. Absorb industry news. Network with other writers. And don’t be afraid to put your words out there for feedback.”

    What wonderful words…coupled with “NEVER compare yourself with others.”

    Thank you, yet again, for inspiring words…Like Debbie, plan to file this away, too, AJ.

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  8. Geena Gallardo says:

    This festival is life changing! Writing has always been a passion, but it definitely teetered out for awhile, it is great to be surrounded by people with the same passion to fuel the fire. Especially wonderful to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people that are so incredibly helpful and warm to be around!

    Thanks Autumn for your words and encouragement!

    I hope to continue to see familiar people in the chatroom!

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