A Sincere Thanks and Writing Quote Friday

I am in awe.

Simply stunned.

Wednesday’s blog post topic, giving advice to the lovely and talented 11-year-old Rebecca Riter, was a phenomenal success! I want to thank each and every person who took time out of their day to stop by and help out.

I knew the online writing community was supportive of fellow writers, but I honestly had no idea of the amount of support and encouragement everyone would bestow upon Rebecca.

She’s thrilled and her parents are gushing with pride. (Her brother, however, still thinks of her as just a sister 🙂 )

Seriously everyone, your comments and advice went beyond my wildest dreams and I sincerely thank you for helping to make Rebecca’s first foray into “writerland” a wonderful one.

And now I’ll stop gushing and move onto Writing Quote Friday…

Today’s quote comes from John Gardner…

In my own experience, nothing is harder for the developing writer than overcoming his anxiety that he is fooling himself and cheating or embarrassing his family and friends. To most people, even those who don’t read much, there is something special and vaguely magical about writing, and it is not easy for them to believe that someone they know—someone quite ordinary in many respects—can really do it.



4 thoughts on “A Sincere Thanks and Writing Quote Friday

  1. Christi, as the person who saw something special in Rebecca, you threw a stone that became “a ripple on the pond.” Your love and appreciation of her is equal to the love and appreciation you have for your family, your craft and your fellow writers. thanks 🙂

    Isn’t it true that we often think … how can it be possible I can do this magical thing called writing and it might actually be good?

  2. Florence,

    The last two days have been so fun for me. As you know, normally I reply to each and every comment made on my blog, but I chose to sit back, stay out of it, and let Rebecca have her moment in the sun.

    And wow did she shine!

    Thanks so much again for all you did to make her day a great one. Her mom couldn’t believe that others would take time out of their OWN blogs to promote Rebecca being on mine. It was nice to show her how supportive the online writing community is of each other. Plus, we all remember what it was like to be young, and dream of being a writer.


  3. Christi, I just wanted to say what a generous thing you did by inviting Rebecca to your blog. It was a truly wonderful idea and an experience that will always be remembered by that eleven year old girl. Can you just imagine if we had had that kind of encouragement growing up?

    So kudos to you! You deserve pat on the back. The world of future authors could use a few more supportive people just like you. 🙂

  4. Laura,

    The opportunity to host Rebecca came up and I jumped at the chance for the exact reason you stated…”Can you just imagine if we had had that kind of encouragement growing up?”

    Thanks so much for your comment today, and for the wonderful one you left for Rebecca. Makes me smile!


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