I have so much super amazing support when it comes to my writing that it’s pretty crazy. Take for instance the announcement that I made at the beginning of this month that I was calling November not only “National Novel Writing Month” but also “Eat All the White Chocolate I Want Month.”
Writers are always talking about how they eat chocolate to celebrate or when one of their characters are threatening to die or when a plot hole is so large it has the capability of swallowing whole cities. Since I don’t generally go around eating candy I always felt a bit left out of these enthusiastic virtual (and real) chocolate eating parties. So, this month I decided to include myself in the festivities.
I’m not sure if I’m sub-conciously begging people to give me handouts of white chocolate or if my face proclaims “White chocolate makes me happy” (perhaps is the fact that I talk about it all the time???), but people have been giving me white chocolate. Yes, that’s right. People, not just one person. No, this month I’ve had five people give me whole packs of white chocolate, four of them just this past weekend. Needless to say I was rather astonished and blown away. (Thank you, by the way!!! Y’all are amazing!)
See? I’m surrounded by generous and caring people and it makes my little heart so happy. It also makes my chocolate box filled to the brim and maybe overflowing, so we just had a party where I invited my sister and a couple of friends into my room and we snacked on the delicious goodness. It was wonderful.
To all of you who support my writing, whether it’s by reading my blog or buying my book or giving me white chocolate or asking how my writing is going or emailing me encouraging words/advice, Thank you! Being a writer isn’t always the most easy road to travel, but I know I have tons of support and that makes the journey so much more amazing and totally worth-while.
To all you writers who read my blog: Keep going! Writing can be difficult but if it’s really your dream and passion than it is worth it. There are times when I feel like curling up in a ball and hoping that I’m a caterpillar so I can emerge from my cocoon as a butterfly because this is hard work and sometimes hard work seems way harder than it should be. It’s a journey we’re on though, not just a destination we are striving for. One day you’ll be able to look back and be proud of the way you kept going, even when the going got tough.
And to all of you who wonder how much chocolate I’ve devoured during the first sixteen days of my “Eat All the White Chocolate I Want Month” here’s a picture. ^ That might look like a lot, but it averages out to one and a half pieces a day, so I’m pretty sure I’m doing fine.
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What about you? Do you like white chocolate?