You have all rendered me speechless. Almost. 🙂
As a writer, sometimes you like things you write, and sometimes you merely peck out what you can and hope it’s not the drivel you are sure it is. It’s the nature of the beast. There are three truths you quickly learn as a writer: #1 — Not everything you write is going to be brilliant. #2 — A writer is often his own worse critic.
But then, every once in a blue moon, you write something and you know it’s the best thing you’ve ever written. Something you are totally proud of.
Yesterday’s post was one of those moments.
However, even though as the writer, you love it; even though you want to print it out, put it in a frame and hang it on your wall, you still pause before you hit the submit button. Why?
#3 — Just because YOU love it, that doesn’t mean your readers will. And if they don’t love it…
Well, there really isn’t a worse feeling for a writer.
So you can imagine my elation and excitement when the comments and emails started rolling in about my post. I smiled with every comment, email, retweet and share.
I’ve been doing a lot of smiling.
So, thanks to all of you for showing my post so much love. To my new subscribers, welcome and I’m glad you’re here. To my old fans, thanks for the support you’ve always given me. I will do my best not to disappoint.
When I started this blog almost a year ago, I really didn’t know what I was going to write about, or if anyone even wanted to read what I had to say. I just felt compelled to share. My outrage. My joy. My amusement.
Okay – mainly my outrage, but with a tinge of amusement thrown in, because quite frankly, if I couldn’t some sliver of humor in this world’s craziness, I’d be a quivering mass under a desk somewhere.
So, you can count on me to continue to shine light on the absurd, the ludicrous and the deplorable. I will continue to rail against stupidity and the wrongdoings of others. And I hope you stick around for the ride.
The trip’s a helluva lot more fun with someone riding shotgun. 😉