Hello, WordPress Friends. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my recent–and I do mean recent–experience. I am doing an enforced happy dance to counteract my tendency to downplay any accomplishments. Pardon me if I seem to crow a little loudly over simple self publication, but it was something I was actually afraid to do. I was worried it would be harder than I could manage or some unexpected trial would result from even trying. Yes, I suffer from that tiresome habit of not believing in myself. But I believe Stephen King has the right of it in his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
Here’s where you all come in. I couldn’t have done it without you. If you’re asking what hand you played in me publishing my own work, well, without this blog there never would have been the thought that I could do such a thing. Each of your comments, your moments of feedback, and your very presence in my virtual life has encouraged me to have confidence in myself. So, thank you to every single person who makes the time to visit me here, to comment, and to share. And also, thank you each for sharing with me the moments that make your life meaningful, funny, sad, or even erotic. I have enjoyed each entry–from flowers, puppies, students, and family to the erotic and platonic relationship stories–you’ve shared. I value them as I do you.