Friday, August 10, 2007

The Shy Writer

I received two new books in the mail today. One is The Shy Writer by C. Hope Clark, which I'm most excited about reading. You can find out more about her at her site:

In my opinion, a lot of writers are shy. At least, I know I am. Just give me an island and let me hide! I am sure I'll find lots of tips and courage to help me overcome my "hermit" tendencies.

People look puzzled when they find out I feel like a turtle, just wanting to crawl inside my shell and hide from the world. I'm told that I'm kind and personable and seem to be outgoing. I try to be. I love people, just not all at once for long periods of time. Really I'd rather be tucked neatly in a cabin in the woods, typing feverishly away at my book. Wouldn't we all like that to some degree?

Ok, the second book that came today is Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul. I can't wait to be inspired by the many stories in this one!

I ordered both after meandering through and browsing the Recommended Reading for Writers page.

I have to read when I get a chance so I have lots of catching up to do! I'm still wading through Jenna Glatzer's book, Make a REAL LIVING as a Freelance Writer, and I'm enjoying it very much.

If you can, or haven't already, add these three books to your own library. I'm glad I did.

Keep writing the cyber highway!