Dear Writing Community: Would you be my Valentine?

The ladies at YA Highway had the wonderful idea to celebrate Valentine´s Day by organizing a Blog LovefestThe 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!

Elodie

47 Comments

  1. Colin says:

    … 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. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. sarah says:

    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?

    ❤ ❤

  4. Jenny says:

    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

    • Elodie says:

      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!)

  5. Kris Atkins says:

    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!

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