The wife and I are planning a huge - and super secret - trip for the family coming up in June. I'll be spilling details on this later, but I wanted to relate a funny thought I had this morning. The area we're going to happens to be home to a fellow writer (same state at least), and I thought this morning how cool it would be if I could arrange to meet the writer in person. In fact, that realization excited me almost as much as the idea of the whole trip itself.
It's just really cool to think about meeting a fellow writer in person. And if you'd ask'd me about it say...5 years ago, I'd probably have been like "eh, I guess". Nowadays, I'm really psyched. I mean, I'm going to be meeting Beth Revis in a couple weeks when she swings through my area. How cool is that? If I could travel and meet you all, I'd have a perma-smile for years. Some of you however, are a little harder to get to than others (sorry Glynis LOL).
It's funny what direction life takes us and what joys we find along the way. It's also funny that I think in writer terms now. Don't get me wrong; it's really cool. But I can laugh at myself and how my thought processes have changed too. I notice that I tend to see writing mistakes (punctuation, grammar, run-on sentences) more these days as well. In fact, I just had to mention it to my boss for something he asked my opinion on. What others call nit-picky, I now call proper editing. Go figure.
I'll leave you all with some ACDC to kick off your Friday. Because after all, we writers definitely rock!