February Grace has a great post on the potential long term effects of our writing. Check it out if you haven't already.
I got some direct evidence of this on Saturday when I went to celebrate my nephew's 8th birthday party. We were playing punchball, and he casually mentioned to me that the novella I wrote for him two years ago--the novella that terrified him and got him pretty mad at me two years ago--was currently being enjoyed by his entire class, as his teacher decided to read it out loud to them. That was an amazing feeling.
Recently, too, the angry mob of us attacked a fellow frustrated and angry writer when she responded strongly to a bad review she received. Natalie Whipple wrote an excellent post responding to the responses of the response.
I'm keeping this short because apparently the A to Z thing is flooding the blog-o-sphere, so not many people will read this anyway. But, thank you to the people who do stop by, even though this posting isn't focused on the letter C. Check out the posts I linked to. And, for those of you who have been following along, the magical dryer was magical again this weekend after being quite ordinary for two weeks. Next time I do the laundry, I'm going to crawl inside. I'm pretty sure it will transport me to another dimension.