I have been viral for almost 2 weeks and to date 139 friends have visited the site and several have left comments. The most humbling part of this whole experience is that none of these people are from my personal life. Every visitor has come from the Writer’s Digest website. I am a regular poster on the weekly writing prompts.
The real Bill Rimes and I spoke a couple weeks ago. I told him that he had quite a following and he suggested that I start a blog and post a story exclusively on the blog. Then with minimal advertising, see what kind of response it would receive. I am overwhelmed by the result. Thank You All!
As of today, only 8 people in my personal life know that I have entered the writing world. Donetta is my biggest supporter. The real Bill rimes who was the person who pushed me into this world. My Mom and Dad who have read the first draft of my book and offered much advice and support. My brother Greg and his wife Jeanine. Greg is the co-writer and really the brains behind the operation and Jeanine is the glue that holds this thing together. Finally Joe and Jeanine (different from my sister in law). Joe is my technical advisor and his Jeanine is a special lady full of class and dignity.
It is time to start telling the world that I am writing. I am very nervous about the prospect but excited at the same time. It is time to redefine the world in which I live.
A shout-out to four bloggers that are making it happen in the writing world.
http://the crossoverrtest.com Joseph Schwartz is on the move and I want to follow in his foot steps. With one book in print and number two in the works, his site is full of great discussion topics. A teacher by trade, his lessons provoke deep though and challenge everything that I thought I knew.
http://harrisonjones.org Captain Harrison Jones is a wonderful writer and supporter of all things aviation. With two books in print and number three in the works, his site is great for anyone who wants to know the inner workings of the aviation world.
http://athoughtgrows.blogspot.com Julie Luekenga must be one of the bravest people ever. She quit her career to pursue her dreams of becoming an author. Her site is perfect because she opens her blog to reveal her thoughts, fears, successes and emotions to everyone. The point is that we are not alone but connected via the internet and through it we will all find success with honor and dignity.
http://eurekawrote.blogspot.com A site published by an anonymous writer/world traveler. His quest is to “discuss a technical element of writing, with reference to various ‘How To Write’ books, and from the perspective of a beginner (that’s me).” He is a regular on the weekly writing prompts and one of my favorite authors.
Thank you for visiting.