Similar but feeling alone
Sometimes you can feel alone in the midst of people that you should be completely in tune with. Creativity came to me from my mother's side of the family. One of my aunts could sing like an angel. Another aunt could pick up any instrument and play it right away. My grandfather and uncle could do beautiful wood working projects. My third aunt and my grandmother could do breath taking knitting and embroidery. My mother is talented in painting and drawing.
My creativity comes out in writing. I paint pictures with words. We were all creative but in different ways. A creative family should be connected by their mutual creativity. Yet, my dreams of ending up on the Times Best Seller list usually was followed by the rolling of eyes, or a well meant lecture on finding a meaningful career while writing in my spare time. My mother usually reminded me that "Writers don't make any money."
I wanted to devote my entire life to writing. I wanted to be creative for a living. I must mention that my relatives have moved on to other things other than what they could accomplish creatively. I, on the other hand, have hung on to my dream of writing.
Now I do have a few people that I consider mentors. I am in a few Facebook groups filled with people that encourage and support me. I have joined an online writer's group filled with fellow writers who understand my dreams. It took me a long time to cultivate this group of supporters.
I want all of you to have the supportive community that you need in building your thriving writing career.
April will be a busy time for me as I deliver this type of support to you. Pay close attention to these emails in the coming weeks for more information.