A dear friend has given me, albeit in a roundabout manner, a huge opportunity. A chance to spend some time with a professional writing coach, to have my writing read and critiqued by someone who gets paid to do this for a living.
This is not to say that I do not value the support and critique by you, my nearest and dearest, friends of friends, new friends and perfect strangers. It's just that thus far, it has been all praise and little criticism.
I am not so deluded to believe that this means that you all think I am the world's best writer and they should just hand me the Nobel Award in Literature right now. I am quite sure you would all have some pretty scathing advice should I actually press you. I would actually welcome this, for if I cannot accept criticism from friends then I probably don't belong in this field.
But for now I am excited at the opportunity that lies just over the horizon.
A writing coach. Bring it on!