Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know what must come first—a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has followed the blog, left a comment or a like, or just stopped by once (and maybe cursed at the search engine that led you here).
If it weren’t for all of you, I may have given up on this months ago. (I know, I know. That won’t look good to agents or editors if I’m ever going to get a traditional publishing deal.) Whether you realize it or not, you’ve all helped me keep writing when I’ve faced the brick wall, wondered if I could post something people would enjoy reading, and tried to suck it up and get revising after beta reviews. I cannot thank you enough for that.
The blog is 8 months old today, too. Those of you who post every day hit 100 a lot earlier (and my hat is off to you). But I learned twice a week is all I can handle if I’m going to provide anything more substantive than a Facebook status update.
I like to think I’ve improved my posts and writing during this period. The number of followers slowly grows and no one has formally unfollowed me yet. In May and early June, I thought I would breeze by 10,000 views before today. Instead, I just topped it late Tuesday evening. A lot of you apparently went on vacation together on June 10th. Views tanked that day and still haven’t rebounded. That’s okay—I’m not in this to break the world record for blog views. And if you’re off somewhere and don’t see this post, you aren’t missing anything earth-shattering. Enjoy your summer! Or winter for those of you south of the equator. But if you’re sipping mojitos on a beach and happen to see my muse, could you let her know I miss her?
So where will I be when I reach 200 posts? Hopefully much farther along with the novels. I’m slogging away at rewrites on Death Out of Time, and the Summer at the Crossroads characters are suggesting needed revisions to their story. A post on point of view is forthcoming based on their book. I hope you’ll offer your opinions on that one.
Most importantly, I hope you’ll all still be with me and following along on this writing journey of mine. You’ve made the trip so much more fun than it was before I started blogging. Thank you again!
From The You-Know-What Queue
“It’s exhausting to seek out educated individuals on this subject, however you sound like you realize what you’re talking about! Thanks” — How nice to be complimented. Someone thinks I know what I’m talking about. Well, I would hope so — this was meant for my “About Me” page. :)
If you have any suggestions for topics you’d like me to post about, feel free to offer them in the comments!