Inspired by … the highs

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Writing is filled with all kinds of highs: coming up with the perfect plot twist, nailing an amazing sentence, giving an unlikable character a tiny bit of humanity.

But there’s a special kind of high that comes when Good Things happen to your manuscript out in the world. We all know about the Bad Things that inevitably happen to every writer: rejection, bad reviews, bad timing, so it’s important to grab those Good Things and squeeze them close to you when they happen. This week, I’m grabbing some inspiration from that kind of high and tucking it away for later.

Because I got into The Writer’s Voice contest, and I’m so excited! La, la, la! Take a look at my entry for my YA futuristic thriller here: Brightest Midnight.

And while you’re at it, have a sundae. Because sundaes.

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16 responses to “Inspired by … the highs

    • Thanks, JRo! I know you’re well aware of the highs and lows and in-betweens, so I’m happy to share my sundae with you. 🙂

  1. I’m excited that you got in! I hope you make it to the final round. I was on Team Krista last year and it was a great experience. What I loved the most was all the support from the writing community. I’m going to check out your entry now!

    • I know what you mean–I’m so excited to be in for just that reason. Looking forward to reading the other entries and making new friends!

  2. Why am I all of a sudden feeling peckish? I mean, I just ate my lunch…. 😀

    You’re so right about that “good vibe” rush and how it can inspire. Ride that wave as long as you can, Kip. Hopefully it will bring along with it more Good Things.

  3. Wow, congratulations! I loved your “when good things happen to good manuscripts” post. And you should definitely celebrate with that sundae. I would! I had a writer “high” yesterday as well finding out that my 3-week old novel was #1 on Amazon in its genre! Exciting things!! Best of luck to you!

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