Just to follow up quickly on yesterday’s news: while yesterday was all about me, today is about you. Specifically, everyone who drops by to read what I have to say; friends, family, accidental visitors looking for porn. Writing is really only ever entering one half of an equation, and it’s the reader who supplies the missing element to make it into something truly special. When I started this journey a little less than a year ago I had no idea what to expect. I know I did not expect what it’s become, and that is something that has exceeded my hopes at every turn. With our words we are sending a single beam of light out into the darkness, reaching, hoping to connect. In The King’s Speech, when he is exposed as having no credentials, Lionel Logue talks about how with speech therapy it’s more important for the patient to know that a friend is listening. I think of blogging in much the same way. That you are taking precious time out of your busy lives to listen to what I have to say makes you a friend of mine. And I’m forever grateful.
On that note I want to say a special thank you to everyone on WordPress, in particular those of you who are following me and always providing encouraging comments, folks like East Bay Writer, Tele and Samir – people I’ve never met or spoken to in real life but who have become friends in every way that matters. I love reading what you have to say on your own blogs and I’m delighted every time I see a like or a comment from you. I look forward to keeping our dialogue going as we all move forward in our writing ambitions to the bright futures I am convinced lie ahead.
Okay, enough of the mushy stuff. There’s writing to be done.