I received a comment from erased in which she talked about having abandoned her writing for a time. She said:
I found it was the environment I was in and the people I associated with – there was no common ground and nothing inspired.
I know that this is how it works for me. When I don’t have the stimulus of friends, my writing suffers. For me, getting together with my Writing Project friends is critical both to my writing and to my sanity. I am discovering that my writing is extremely important to me — much more important than I thought. And so my writing friends are vital. Thanks to them (although they won’t read this!) for all their support!