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