Sometimes I think, why am I here? Why do I keep pretending that I am a writer? Then my awesome writers group comes through.
This is excerpts from an email chain earlier this week:
me: Can I just say that I am totally bored. No its not cause I don't have a million things to do, its just that I have no group/project/organization that is in need of my mad dog brain skills. Why can't I apply my genius to my home? Not sure. But I am going totally agro on scout committee just cause its the only thing I am involved in. ;( I am having a boring summer. Kinda. :)
Linda: Apply your genius to the haunted house story cause I want to read it. :)
Kirk: Yes, or write one of those nature children's stories that you seem to have a knack for! You could whip one out in a couple hours, and we could review it next writers group. . . So get busy writing, DJ! Put those mad brain skills to work!
a few hours later:
me: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I just outlined a ... book with ... Thanks for the challenge and getting my brain working!
So, in a few hours I had outlines, written the rough draft, and discovered a whole niche of writing that suits my skills perfectly. All because I am in a writers group.
So, go to and find yourself a writers group!