Almost sent an email today to someone I used to know to see if he was still alive, then I didn’t. Instead I closed it and left it as a draft. I’m not sure why.
I guess it’s because I’ve been reminiscing and for a while that person was quite prominent in my life. I suppose if he wanted to get in touch, though, he’d email and use my new address, because I gave him it last time, even if I was cagey.
Things change, though, and sometimes it takes a lot of awkwardness before you get to a more comfortable footing.
It makes me think a little about how I came to writing online. i think most must do it to get their writing in view of people, but mine was more to escape the turmoil of my teenage years. I had a lot going on back then and most of it was emotional health issues, but I think I’m in a fairly stable place now.
Writing, as always, helped, though. And when I was scribbling away online, I was learning from other better writers, some of which saw potential in me at the time. I won’t say it was anything overly glamorous – it wasn’t.
I was a member of a writing based RPG (and a Harry Potter one at that), but trying to condense your writing into a responsive short piece is far harder than it sounds – especially if you want some substance to it and not just a two line reply. There were a few really great writers on that site, some of whom I am still thankfully in contact with. Others I am not, and, while that saddens me, I’ve learnt that sometimes it is best to just move on and continue to hope they’re well.
Besides, who would have thought that I’d come this far?
I’ve got lots more writing friends courtesy of twitter, which is largely thanks to Andrew McCluskey who encouraged me to join. Not to mention that the reason why I have a published piece for sale is due to the lovely @Scath AKA G L Drummond whom I met on there, too.
Well, I’m considering making the competition an alternate weekend one due to the levels of interest/entrants lately. I’d like to know what you all think of that, though, before I proceed. So any comments would be helpful.
Anyway, I’m going to get some #amwriting done on Breaking Cadence. I’m still awaiting edits on Preying on Time, but at least I know what I’m going to do for the second book in that series. It’s also nice to see Desecrated Bonds with two 5 star Goodreads reviews and a 4 star Amazon.com review. I never would have expected any of those but I’m so pleased to have them.
I should point out, too, that if anyone did want to interview me about Desecrated Bonds or anything else, for that matter, I’d be much obliged.
Just drop me an email on my contact page and I’ll get back to you.
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