Dorky title, that. But I'm not feeling particularly clever today.
I want to thank you for the not-unexpected outpouring of warmth and congratulations for Elissa, as well as the kudos you've tossed gently my way. I've often expressed my belief that the community that's grown up around this blog is special. You've proven it once again.
The blog continues to grow, prosper, move in new directions (like our recent and uber-successful Query Contest!). On the horizon: Automated contest submissions, a brand new blog lay-out, new Secret Agents, and other Good Things--not the least of which will be a page filled with success stories like Elissa's.
I'll admit that it overwhelms me. I love this blog, love the community here. And I want to do these things. It boils down to the only-so-many-hours-in-a-day thing.
Bear with me while I procrastinate, won't you?
Of course, my writing (like your writing) needs to come first, which gives me an excellent reason to procrastinate on the blog projects. The first round of edits on my YA dystopic is going well...but it's only a first round, so there's much work ahead. That, and I have a complete re-write of another novel to tackle (talk about procrastinating). That, and I have a non-writing life portion that needs to be tended to.
That, and the grocery store hasn't restocked my favorite brand of cashews for FOUR WEEKS now, and I'm starting to twitch.
Anyway, that's me, that's the blog, that's the forward movement. Thoughts? Questions? Free cashews? Bring 'em on!