They say that when you stop’s when it gets you. And they’re not wrong. Last year was ridiculously busy in many ways (most of them wonderful and writing shaped) and this year’s not been too different. But, as I’d not any looking deadlines tapping at my window when I felt a cold coming on I thought bugger it, I’ll take it easy for a couple of days.
And that’s when it hit me. Since the weekend I have been absolutely wiped out and, as such, not much has been getting done (lucky those deadlines are still a little while off).
But what’s been lovely and amazing and really heartwarming is seeing so many emails come in from people I’ve worked with or mentored, taught or edited, who have been doing good things. Winning things. Receiving copies of their book. Being long and short listed. Getting their names in some amazing places (first time I’ve had the pleasure of having anything to do with Glimmer Train). The editing and teaching side of things isn’t something I really go on about here that much, but it is something I’m really proud of and, I know I’ve said it before, but there really is room for everything that’s good. This writing thing isn’t a competition, it’s a celebration. And if it’s not, it certainly should be.
So I raise a glass (of ginger tea) to everyone else’s success. Be proud. You’re good.
(PS There are still some places for the Shakespeare Week workshops I’ll be doing in the March holidays – click here for more.)