By Francine Puckly
The story of 24 Carrot Writing began one sunny day a few springs ago when four women prepared to jump out of a plane together. Ears popping with the climb in altitude, nerves crackling as the time came closer to jump into the vast nothingness and yank the cord of safety —parachutes that would open at the precise moment to save each of them from certain death. Safety nets that would open when their vision was impaired by speed, wind and tears.
No, wait. We wore goggles. And wait. We never went up in a plane together. We never put our lives on the line.
Well, at least not literally.
Instead, we sat next to each other in a sea of 600+ writers at a conference. Words of encouragement and invitations to align with kindred souls were offered. We clasped each other’s hands tightly so that we wouldn’t get swept away with gale-force winds we couldn’t withstand on our own.
That’s how we really began. Seemingly four strangers. Together. With a common passion for writing and a common purpose to bring forth our literary works to eager readers and appropriate markets. We came together to discuss challenges, seek ideas for breaking through blocks, dredge the lakes of each other’s vast knowledge, and most importantly, bask in the camaraderie of creativity and share the journey.
How lucky we are to travel the road of creativity with such fine women who encourage the setting of goal after goal after goal—and the celebration of those achievements!—all the while moving toward some greater goal that might not yet be defined.
We hope that you’ll stop by to see us at 24 Carrot Writing often and continue your creative journey with us. Our goal is to provide you with the inspiration and structure you need to set your creative goals, march toward them, and reward yourself handsomely for a job well done!
Thanks for joining us!
Amanda, Francine, Kelly and Annie
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