You know those Facebook memory reminders the social media site gifts us on a daily basis? I like looking at the photos to see what was important to me last year or the year before that. I enjoy reading the content of my posts to see what I thought was funny, or worthy.
But today’s FB memory was a link, right to this blog. Six years ago, I — well I’ll let you read it. I was agented but not yet published. I never used the term “women’s fiction novel” (pet peeve, always). I walked the blog readers, possibly some of you, through what I was going through at the moment, and that’s what I try to continue to do here on WFW. Sometimes I’m around less frequently than I’d like to be, but it doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about blogging fodder, or books to review, or authors to interview.
I was surprised at what I read in this post: The Devil Wore Spandex. I’d forgotten most of it. And in that moment I realized I’d forgotten that this blog is for me as much as it is for you. It chronicles my writing life, which, lets face it, is most of my life.
Which is why I’m also thrilled to announce (though you’ve likely already heard), the Women’s Fiction Writers blog has been named one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers for the third year in a row!
Thank you for helping me keep it going, for giving me a reason to keep coming back!
PS I’ll be on two panels at the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York in August! Let me know if you’ll be there too!