Writerly Rant #65
By M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Freelance Writer.
Well, I’ve gone and done it again… I’m trusting myself and my work to someone I barely know and hoping desperately not to get burned.
I recently met a lovely woman about my age through my virtual book/blog tour. She graciously read my book and loved it! What more could a writer want?
Well, I’ve been searching for a writing partner. I have a wonderful group of writing colleagues who critique with me but we’re either at different stages in our writing ability/career or we write drastically different genres. While I value this group’s feedback and know without a doubt that my work has improved for having them in my writing life, I was still searching for that special someone…
… a fellow speculative writer who is at least as learned as I am – someone I get along well with and who is open to sharing ideas and advice.
And I think I’ve found her…
The problem is, I’ve only read excerpts of her work and the synopsis for her latest release (which just happens to be sci-fi!). And from less than 1000 words of reading, I’ve taken the plunge and popped the question! I never knew how badly I’d been searching for someone until they landed in my lap – lol!
But I’ve been burned before.
I’ve jumped in the water and I don’t know if there are sharks circling or merely gold fish… either way, I’m search for an angle fish (or one of those electric eels that can really ignite me!). I’m moving forward on faith right now – both in her and myself… faith that all I need is 1000 words and a bunch of emails (as well as someone who likes my writing!) to get a solid clue as to writerly ability and good friendship vibes.
I’ll be buying her new book with my Christmas spoils… here’s hoping the pedestal isn’t too high and sun doesn’t melt either of our wings’ 😉