The ladies at YA Highway had the wonderful idea to celebrate Valentine´s Day by organizing a Blog Lovefest. The Valentine blog posts can be a love note to anything–another blogger, a book, an author, a character, a bookstore, your beta readers…anything and anyone! And right when I read the little prompt, I knew I wanted to write to all of you. I thanked the wonderful community several times already but it´s times for an official Valentine´s Day letter and here, help yourselves to some candy…Oh and if you´re looking for my That´s YAmore post (where I share not one but two excerpts from my WIP), you can see it here 🙂
Dear Writing Community,
Happy Valentine´s Day to you. Feel yourself hugged. We don´t go way back but you´re already very important to me. I met you while looking for answers, for other people going through the same hoops as me.
I ended up on AbsoluteWrite and from there, I hopped from blogs to other forums…I made connections, I read, I lurked, I smiled and I cheered. Then, I decided to create this blog. I started participating in the Road Trip Wednesdays from YA Highway and got to find even more wonderful people. Then, I gave in to Twitter and I don´t regret a single second of it. It made me realize that the writing community can be creative with only a small amount of characters at hand 🙂
You´re a welcoming bunch! And you don´t think my love of books is out of control, thanks for being so accepting!
The people I met through the webs are smart, witty, honest, funny and they´re reaching for the stars. It´s not easy every day for any of you and I really admire your strength and your dedication. Writing can be a lonesome business. I do not have any writing groups close by nor any English book clubs and thanks to you, I now have a little bit of both.
Happy Valentine´s Day!
47 thoughts on “Dear Writing Community: Would you be my Valentine?”
AWW, over from YA Highway! Happy Valentine’s Day! 😀
Thank you! Happy Valentine´s Day to you too! 😀
… thanks Elodie! You’re right, though–the writing community is great. I, too, really appreciate everyone that takes time to stop by my blog, and also those that take time to write honest, thoughtful, and helpful articles. I know I have benefited greatly from all the wonderful people out there–you included. 🙂
Thanks Colin 😀 it is really wonderful to know that we’re not alone in our writing bubbles…
What a sweet Valentine! We, the writing community, appreciate it (well, at least I do! lol) Thanks!
I’ve only been blogging for a month & a half and have come across so many talented writers and fascinating bloogers that deserve to be ‘hugged’. That goes for you, too, Elodie!
Thankyou very much! I really appreciate the kind words 😀 Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
This is the sweetest Valentine! I’m so glad you found the online writing community, and have found it as amazing and welcoming as I have! It makes the internet a big, warm place, doesn’t it?
Awww thank you Sarah 😀 It does make the internet a very comfy and warm place to hang out 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day, Elodie! It’s been great getting to know you a little better over the past while 🙂
Thank you Jaime 😀 Right back at you!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!!
Thank you Connie 😀 Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
I share a lot of those same sentiments. Through all the bumps of the publishing world, our friends will always be there for us. Happy Valentine’s Day!
It is a very nice feeling to know we’re connected through the world sharing the same passion 😀
What a lovely post. I’m here from YA Highway. Celebrating all of us!!!
Thanks Christine! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
I think I first met you on AW? But I also know you from Twitter, and now here…writer love rocks!
Write love does rock 😀 Thanks Elsie and hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day 😀
Aww, It’s mutual, Elodie. So glad we’ve all connected!
Thanks Angelica 😀 Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
This is so sweet!
Thanks Liz 😀
Aww, hugs right back at you, kiddo. I’m glad we connected online. I’ll have to pop over to YA Highway and see what’s up. It’s been awhile since I visited. Have a great Valentine’s Day
Thanks Jenny 😀 😀 Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day…
Aw… now feel YOURSELF hugged 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Awww 😀 Thank you Crystal! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day 😀
Awww! I love that you wrote to the writing community! I feel the same about this awesome group as you do. So glad I have you guys!
Thanks Peggy! The writing community is really awesome 😀 and I’m very glad I get to interact with you often (cos you’re also wonderful :D)
What a great letter! I think your journey is very universal. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks Tarah 😀 I think you’re right we probably all went through the same journey connecting with one another…and I’m very happy I found you 😀 (by the way…I need to write you an email!)
happy valentine’s day to you! the writing community is kind of awesome, isn’t it. 🙂
Thank you Carey, hope you had a wonderful Happy Valentine’s Day 😀 The writing community is indeed quite amazing!
🙂 We love you too Elodie! I’m glad you made the leap to Twitter, too 🙂
Awwww thanks Sarah 😀 😀 😀
I feel the same way about the YA writing community. It is indescribably awesome! Happy Valentine’s Day, Elodie!
Thanks Katy 😀 Hope you and your adorable family had a wonderful day yesterday!
Happy Valentine’s, Elodie! 🙂
Thanks 😀 Right back at you 😀
What a great Valentine, Elodie! I feel the same way. 😀
Thanks Jessica 😀 The writing community is great at giving warm & happy feelings 😀
The writing community have been brilliant! Happy Valentine’s Day to Absolute Write, YA Highway, everyone! 🙂
I love writers! They are one of the few groups of people really willing to help each other get ahead. I’m in your campaign group. Hi!
Yay! – and Awwww – Hi Elodie – we’re in the same campaign group. 😛
The writing community is the best. 🙂
Fellow Campaigner stopping by. Nice to meet you!
This has got to be one of the cutest things I have ever read. YOU are made of so much awesome. My heart is swelling a million sizes 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful heart day, my friend! ❤ ❤
Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day to you too! The writing community is beyond awesome. I don’t know where my writing would be without it. Seriously … it keeps me inspired and motivated. So yay!