My muse Daniel Craig is sitting in his chair by the window again. It's nice to hear him grumble about my poor work ethic once more. Last night, Dan and I were glancing through my Facebook page when we saw the Daily Dose of Daniel segment. (The shirtless photo makes him uncomfortable!) Anyway, we watched a short film he did a while back called The Cello. Very interesting movie. Well done, Dan! Oh, now he's blushing. He's actually quite modest, believe it or not.
Here's my question, blogger buddies. How do you handle praise? Do you become uncomfortable as Dan did? Or do you bask in it, hoping for more? I'm not so much a basker actually. I like hit-and-run encouragement.
I think it's funny that we, as writers, want so much to share our dreams and stories. Compulsively, we hold out our hearts and say, "Here, have a little piece of me." Yet, we are often shy when people read our work and like it.
Perhaps, you think differently. What are your thoughts, friends?
And may I say, I'm so happy to be reading blogs again. I've really missed you all.
Dan wanted me to share these writing quotes--he also wants me to fetch his cup of tea, so off I go.
"It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer."-Gerald Brenan
"The best cure for writer's block is . . . to write." -Henriette Anne Klauser
Oh, Dan. It's a good thing you're humble and beautiful because you can be such a slave driver.