Thanking my readers
I addressed this to my followers on Plenty of Fish, but it could just as easily apply to my readers here.
I like to discuss my writing with my girlfriend. She is a collaborator in a sense. She saves my work and gives me feedback. And I value and trust her opinions. She will say, "Go back to Vegas. Write about a fight." She confirms my instincts.
This last one, Ron Dong..."What do you think?" "It's good." "What about the ending, the last part?" "Well, um..." "I better hang onto you. I'm finished with Plenty of Fish."
When I started this thread, I was not looking for catharsis. I don't care for that style of writing. But just the same I have had a catharsis. I didn't want this to be a survivor’s chronicle, but it may be unavoidable.
I like my writing to be easy; easy for me, easy for you the reader. I don't want to suffer for my "art", I went through enough shit the first time around.
I've got a piece now; a time frame. But I'm stalling on it. I don't want to force it. I need to write it eventually. It's too significant in my life to leave out. I don't want to work at this stuff, but if I ever do have to work, the last thing I want is for it to show.
If I didn't have an audience I would still write, but it wouldn't be as much fun for me, and I would be lonely. I want to thank you folks for following my stuff and in the spirit of the season, happy holidays.
Finally, this: Kelli, your love has been a benediction for me. I can't be all bad.