Another Friday and another five minutes to do a brain dump. This weeks prompt is Collect. Specifically, what do I collect as a writer?
Starting the timer….NOW!
The first thing that came to my mind when I asked myself what I collect as a writer was washi tape. And then I was all…that sounds really stupid. So I thought a little deeper and I realized that over the past six years I have collected writer friends.
Blogging can be a lonely endeavor so it’s important to find people who get you and who you trust. Over time I have come to know women across the country and in my own back yard who have the same passion and weird quirks that I do when it comes to writing and blogging.
I love these women and what each one of them brings to my life. I know that I could call on any one of them for advice or to read something I’ve written or to listen to my fears and frustrations. Mari and Marisa have been amazing local women who have been with me through thick and thin with the Oklahoma Women Bloggers and are always up for a long talk over coffee. Chris is a wise, wise momma who I have gotten to know over the years. Heather is hilarious and open about her own struggles and loves food. We share the same wicked sense of humor. Katy and Jenny are newer friends who I recently had the pleasure of meeting in person. I had a sneaking suspicion that I would like them and that we could get along. Then I met them and looked into their eyes and I knew I had found writing kindred spirits.
Each of these friends brings something beautiful and unique to my collection.
I know that there are other writers that I love and admire and could call a friend. But alas, the timer on my phone went off and if I’m going to follow the rules I need to stop here. Until next Friday…
What do you collect?