On twitter, I've found a few more friends, those who cheer me on during my highs and listen to my whining at my lows in 140 characters or less. It is moments in need that you find the best in people, especially the writerly types. We are there for each other, to bounce off ideas, complain about rejections, and just laugh at the silliness of it all. If I hadn't come out of my shell, I would never have found the treasures awaiting for me out there in the scary world. My friends. They are the ones I smile at each time I see their pictured faces scroll down my twitter feed or pop up in the comments of my blog. The ones who'll stay up till three in the morning helping me get my darn twitter pitch together so I can enter it in a contest the next day.
If I hadn't come out of my shell, no one would read this post, but as I write it, I know my friends will be there and I'm safe in their generous spirits. And the only way I know how to show my appreciation to each and every writer who makes this journey easier, is to give back. If ever you're in need and you just need someone, seek me out. I'll never let you down. Come on out, the light is better on the outside of your shell.
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That's it, until next time.
You can find Brenda on her blog http://firstname.lastname@example.org
or on twitter here http://twitter.com/#!/brendadrake