Sometimes I enjoy being alone in my own little writer’s cave. And sometimes it does me a whole lot of good to get out in the world and mingle with my fellow writers. Saturday, I attended the monthly meeting of my local writers’ group, Virginia Romance Writers. During social time before the meeting, and lunch after, I connected with other writers, caught up on industry gossip, talked craft, traded tips and tricks for crafting characters, etc. During the meeting I was introduced to almost a dozen different devices and software programs that are useful to writers — yes, writers can be techno-geeks, too! It never fails to re-energize me (in spite of being an introvert) to talk to other writers, kindred spirits in this weird craft we all practice.
I left Richmond feeling a renewed sense of myself as a writer. And even though I was ready to dive back into my writing cave when I got home, I’m also really looking forward to the next time I can take a Saturday and spend it with a community of writers.