Eclectic Ramblings From a Bike Riding, Sports Loving, Novel Writing Nerd.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What A Week!

Have you ever had one of those weeks that just felt like a dream.  A week where things just go right, where you just keep waiting for it to end but it just keeps going?

It's been one of those weeks.  Actually more like a week and a half.

Obviously if you're reading this you have at least some passing interest in my writing.  I took a gamble several days back and applied to be a contributor for a blog.  Nothing major, just a multi-contributor, non-paid pop culture site.  The appealing thing for me was access to editors and feedback for my writing.  Page views were an afterthought, an added bonus.  I figured there was no way I would get selected my first time out.  Yet, there I was last Saturday morning reading the email.  They had enjoyed my sample article and I was given login information and told to start writing.

Feeling emboldened I decided to throw a dart at the wall by sending an email to a literary hero of mine.  I told him I was just starting out with a serious attempt at my writing and asked if I could interview him. I figured there was no way but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Notice a theme here?

Yeah, he replied within a couple of hours and I spent the last few days talking with a really cool guy who also happens to be an amazing author.  I put up the interview today and the next thing I knew my name was all over Twitter, Facebook and Google+.  I have you guys to thank for that.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of these first few weeks for me.  I did this as an experiment in what would happened if I tried.  Not in my wildest dreams did I think things would go as well as they have.  Even if it all crashes down tomorrow and no one reads another word I have had an absolute blast and I am more motivated than ever to keep at this.

I really hope I can figure out my voice and find some way to keep going though. I absolutely love writing, creating, sharing with anyone who wants to take part, even if its just a handful of good friends.

So thank you all again.  Thank you for sharing my articles.  Thank you for the words of support.  Thank you for the honest feedback and critiques.

More to come soon.

Ike Out.

"It's a shame for any great story to go without an audience.  If you enjoy writing and have something to add, take the chance on getting it out there." - Hugh Howey