Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Time Flies

I follow a number of blogs--some for fun, others because they involve writing--and recently I got a message from one of the RSS aggregators I hadn't used in quite a while. I looked through what was, at one time, my list of blogs followed and did a double take. About 10% of them were no longer active. Some of these had gone away because of changes in the authors' lives, others because there was no longer an audience. Mine, on the other hand, had gone on unhampered.

My first wife passed away suddenly in 1999, and the book that stemmed from that event--The Tender Scar--was published in 2006. It's in its second edition, for which I thank all who've been helped by it. That book was a ministry.  I actually began considering writing a book in 2001, so I've been at this writing game for a number of years. Since 2006, I've had a bunch of novels and novellas published, both as contracted works by traditional publishers and via the "indie" route.

The point I want to make is that I've been incredibly fortunate over these past several years. I want to thank each one of you who has read and reviewed my work, as well as those involved in editing, proof-reading, design, and the hundred-and-one other things involved in this publication. I don't know how much longer I'll keep writing, but as my late uncle used to say, "It keeps me off street corners and out of pool halls." And that's not all bad.

Have a great Thanksgiving this year. Remember the reason we celebrate.


Priscilla said...

Happy Thanksgiving back at ya!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Priscilla.