Do you spend your days channeling your muse and living in your own head? Are you turning into a hunchback from hours of typing your beloved manuscript? Have the voices in your head grown so sick of you they tell you it’s time to get your own life? Are you running on coffee and chocolate? Do your husband’s/BFF’s/parent’s/sibling’s/ Starbuck’s barista’s/eyes glaze over the minute you mention your WIP?  Do you ever feel like you might be certifiable? Would you have it any other way?

No matter how supportive your family and friends are, the only people who truly understand a writer’s mind is another writer.  Community is important. Vaughn Roycroft said it best on  his recent post at Writer Unboxed. Belonging to a tribe is important. I’ve been truly blessed to develop some amazing relationships with other writer’s along my journey. Without them, I don’t think I would have stayed sane. We lift each other up, challenge one another, and share our goals and our craft.  It’s from this experience, this writerly bond that formed between six strange writers sitting behind their laptops that we decided to create a new blog for writers by writers, Hugs and Chocolate.  I know there are a lot of blogs for writer’s out there, awesome ones, and I hope you’ll make room in your hearts for one more. You won’t be disappointed. Hugs and chocolate is about inspiration, motivation and education. We want it to be a place for community to grow, to share ideas, to work toward the same goal.We invite you to join our tribe- to share, laugh, cry, rant, and cheer together with us as we navigate the stormy seas of writing and publishing.  I hope you’ll take a moment to stop by and say hello. We will welcome you with open arms and lots of chocolate.


On behalf of the whole hugs and chocolate team


4 responses to “About

  1. mliddle

    August 1, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I just found your blog through Brian’s guest post! I am interested in some of the posts I have skimmed. However, it’s 2am here and I’m exhausted, so I didn’t read very much. But I’ll be back!

    I hate telling you this, but…there is a typo above in the 2nd paragraph. It is in the red ink. I think you meant to write “recent.” It probably wouldn’t really matter, except it seems more noticeable in red.

    Looking forward to exploring your blog!

  2. Heather Reid

    August 1, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Hi Monique,

    Thank you for stopping by! So happy to have you join us here at hugs and chocolate and thank you for pointing out the typo! I’ll fix it right now. 🙂

  3. Ruth Rosen

    August 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Came across this website after receiving comments from an agent suggesting I might want to change the POV on my young adult novel to first person. I googled, searching for opinions on this—okay, searching for validation because that’s one piece of advice I did not want to take—and a post fromhugs and chocolate popped up. Just what I needed, thanks! I’m not usually quick to subscribe, but one look at your categories tells me this site is going to be part of my weekly reading.

    • Heather Reid

      August 23, 2012 at 2:25 am

      Hi, Ruth! So glad you found us. Welcome to the Hugs and Chocolate community and thank you for subscribing. If you have any burning questions or suggestions for topics you would like to see covered, please let us know. We are all approachable and love learning from one another. Hope you enjoy H&C. Welcome!


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