My bookmarks arrived. They are sooooo pretty. At least I think so.
Only a few more days until the book starts shipping. My heart starts jumping every time I think about it.
One thing that has crossed my mind frequently in recent days is something that Angela Hunt said as the Keynote Speaker of the 2008 ACFW Conference.
We're all muddling in the middle. There is always someone behind you on this writing journey, and there will always be someone farther along, or more advanced than you, more skilled, more experienced.
No matter where you are on the journey, reach back to help those behind, , join with those in about the same place as you, and be humble enough to learn from those who are ahead.
I've had many people who have helped me along the way, and are still helping me. Every time I sit in on a workshop, read a craft book, or read an excellently written novel, someone farther along in the process helps me out.
I try to help those who haven't been doing this as long or haven't had the experiences that I've had. But you know what? I learn through helping others, too.
So, are you being helped by someone? Are you paying it back by helping someone else? After all, we're all muddling in the middle.
***A big Happy Birthday to my beloved husband. I couldn't muddle in the middle without you!***