First off, I'd like to thank everyone who stops by to peruse these posts. While I've always been hoping that I'd garner a following of some sort, I did not have any grand illusions that it would be anytime soon.
One difficulty I have encountered however, is that everyone is so nice and encouraging. That may sound like something one would love to have, but I keep asking myself when I'm going to get a truly critical poster who rips my writing to shreds. I guess I keep expecting to hit the virtual wall with writing on it that says, "Hey Idiot, you're not really that good." Understand that I'm being slightly facetious of course, since I really do enjoy the fact that people are reading my writing and finding it to be of good quality. Its just that I am bracing myself to handle the first person who says, "Dude, you really need to take a second look at your writing. You have mistakes here, here, and here." Until that happens though, I guess I'm just going to glide along on the wave of good feelings I get when I hear comments from all of you.
On another note (something I have failed to mention), I have actually been able to write consistently for the last three days or so on my book. I can't say that its been thousands of words, but I have found time and impetus to sit down, break out the laptop, and continue my story. As I'm typing this, I have come up with an idea and I'd really like everyone's opinion on it. I am considering posting a small snippet of the book I'm working on. My reasons for doing so however would be: #1 - give you all a view into the story I am crafting, #2 - get opinions and more importantly, good critiques of how good or bad my writing is. There are a few followers here who are extremely good writers themselves, so their input would be really appreciated. Let me know what you think, and don't hold back. If ever there were a time I need honest feedback, this would be it.