After years of writing, it wasn’t until I was brave enough and got other writers/authors to look at my work when I started feeling like I “belonged” to something. Polish and Pitch, led by the incomparable Jaime Dill, was that home for me. She fostered me into a group of writers and encouraged not only my writing, but the research around it. From outlines and playlists, to just plain fangirling about characters, Jaime and this community renewed my enthusiasm for writing when I truly had very little hope. I owe a lot of my growth as a writer and author to them.