|My hubby and I at a|
Philadelphia Phillies baseball game.
June 19, 2010
There were two things that stuck out to me most (well, three, counting Jayson Werth!). Here’s the first thing: Phillies were leading 4-9 by the top of the ninth. They had just half an inning to get through and they would’ve won. But the Twins got five runs and tied it! The Phillies couldn't answer, and the game went into extra innings. Top of tenth inning, Twins hit a home run. Bottom, Phillies hit a home run. Tied again. Finally, the Phillies lost 13-10 in the eleventh inning.
|Phillies right fielder|
The second thing that stuck out to me was when a former Phillies player who now plays for the Twins came up to bat and all the Phillies fans stood up and applauded him. Then he hit a home run, and the fans remained standing and cheering for him as he jogged around the bases. It was an extraordinary moment of support and excellent sportsmanship. Philadelphia fans get such a bad reputation because a group of idiots always ruin it for everyone else, so I was really glad to witness this. Then at the end of the game, we phans cheered loudly for our boys’ effort and also applauded the Twins’ comeback.
It’s like this in writing, too. Some of us write fiction, some write memoirs. Some of us write paranormal YA, some write legal thrillers. Some if us write short stories, some of us write 500,000 word novels. No matter what it is we write, the point is we’re all writers working towards similar goals. There’s no need to put each other down or feel envious of another’s success. Such actions won’t get you that agent or book deal.
Share with me!
What are your stories of writerly support and moments when you wanted to give up because you thought all was lost, but keeping on got you what you wanted?