Had an absolutely fabulous afternoon/evening yesterday of food and conversation with several friends, most of whom have some involvement with writing in their lives. One is a professional, while the rest of us are part timers.
It was good, however, to chat about the difference between the “art” and the “job” aspect, to discuss the various ideas on which we were working (without going into too much detail) – and to discover that two of us are actually working on novels that are quite similar.
And then to discover that one of those friends is working on a project for television, something I never expected.
Motivation counts for a lot, and while the best comes from inside, the next best is that which comes from friends.