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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Guest blogger, Brix McDonald

On of my favorite bloggers, Brix McDonald, is a member of my critique group. She can write anything with great skill, but she mainly focuses on MG or YA themes. Below is the meat of her Valentine's post so that you'd get to know her. When you visit her blog you'll want to follow her not only because of her writing skills but because she has the sign up in the upper left exactly where you'd go to start reading. I must investigate blogger to see iof I can set my blog up that way. Her blog address is

So without further ado, here's Brix:

I love you, Writing. You are the outlet for this well of creativity in me. I have friends – cooking, entertaining, sewing, training my dog, to name a few of my posse, but it’s not the same. There’s friendship and then there’s love. And you, Writing, are the love of my life.

I waited so long to find you. I had to try others out – pantomime, acting, puppetry and directing children’s theater. They were easy to break up with and I’ve never missed them.

I should have know, as a child, that you were The One. I used to make up titles and create characters. But I couldn’t string a story together. I wasn’t ready.

So I spent time with those would-be loves and hung out with your cousin, Reading. That was the best thing I could have done. Reading encouraged me in my pursuit of you.

You are not the easiest love, Writing. We often have a love-hate relationship. You make me doubt when that first, incredible hook of a sentence fails to appear. You make me write queries and synopses. You keep me waiting for replies from agents. You force me into critique groups and writing conferences. And after all that, you break my heart over and over with rejections.

I want to be good enough for you, Writing. Don’t give up on me. I promise I will never quit on you. I’m as serious as I can be about you. I’m committed. I want only the best for you. I hope you want the same for me.

Writing, I give you my heart. Try not to stomp it into mush.

I love you.

1 comment:

  1. Except for the agents part, I agree with Brix. I love everything about writing, especially now when I ignore agents and am free to write what I want. And get paid (a llittle) for it