I had a writer’s moment today…..
Directed to the doctor’s waiting room, I glance at a stack of magazines. The one on top shows a cover that looks familiar……
It is the February issue of New Mexico Magazine, the issue with my first published story. I pick it up, quickly flip through the pages to find “Turquoise Remembrance” which I haven’t read for six months.
My story—-sitting in a waiting room. Amazing. Where people I don’t know would be reading it.
After chatting with the doctor, I explain why it was fun to see the magazine in his office. He said his wife is a potter and often finds little faults with her art pieces that he doesn’t even notice.
I smile and reply, “Yes, I just reread my story while waiting and cringed at some awkward wording.”
Yes, I am a writer. I will always critique my work and want to make it better.
I love being a writer!
2 thoughts on “A writer’s moment…..”
So much writer’s truth in this, Sherida. Love it. I know that feeling of meeting your work In Public! It is thrilling and wonderful, and a great place to meet the critic. I will paraphrase Roosevelt: It is not the critic that counts. It is the one who stands in the ring with the dust and the sweat of creation. I love your NM Mag story.
Thank you, Lesley, for your encouraging comment! Yep, the dust and sweat give me the feeling of accomplishment—we are in the ring. To the writer’s life!