Dear Writing Gods

So, Writing Gods, I’m still here. Just in case you’d forgotten. I mean, I’m sure you hadn’t, because you’re the all-seeing, all-knowing Writing Gods, but maybe you got a bit distracted by a brilliant, funny writer or a writer who wears way cooler clothes than I do or maybe a writer who actually spends more time at their desk than baking. And I’d understand that, really I would. But I haven’t given up. I’m still here in my ugg boots with my copy of ‘How Not to Suck at Writing’ and I’m still making up stories and sending them away. But it’s been quiet. Eerie.

Here’s something I wonder – do you ever think the acceptances and awards we writers get could be spaced out a little better? As Writing Gods, do you ever consider using your influence to drip-feed our successes throughout the year? Why must we get all our good news close together, then nothing for months? Writing Gods, it’s cruel.

So anyway, if you’re not too busy, maybe fling something my way? Anything would be fine. A longlist, an honourable mention. Hell, I’d take a personal rejection note at this point. Just a sign from above not to open a bakery.

Also, Writing Gods, sorry for whining. I appreciate the thrills of the Writing Life, I really do. I know I’m so fortunate. I thank you for your bounty and I grovel humbly before you.

Yours in readiness,



Filed under writing angst

9 responses to “Dear Writing Gods

  1. It never rains but it pours, eh? And then there’s drought in between!
    Sending support and encouragement and the knowledge that this reader relates to your plea!

    • Thank you Louise! Your support and encouragement mean a lot to me. And I know this is all part and parcel of being a writer, especially an early career writer. Really I just need to suck it up buttercup and keep going!

  2. Gorgeous post, Fiona! Maybe if all of us writers pray collectively to the Writing God(esse)s we might be heard? Just relieved I’m not the only one uttering (non-denominational) writing prayers into the ether x

    • You are most certainly not alone! And I love your idea of a collective prayer.
      I suppose these things just come in ebbs and flows but it’s a strange business. You have a few writing successes and feel like you’re gathering momentum, but then … nope. Nothing for awhile. I’m sure it’s character-building and all that, blah blah blah!
      Wishing you some great writing news soon 🙂

  3. Gorgeous piece of writing, Fiona. May the God(esses) of Writing shower you with awards, acceptances and accolades in acknowledgement.

  4. I love this!!! So simple, so humorous, yet so true! I hope the Writing Gods are listening and send something your way soon. 😊

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