I haven't been on this site in a long while. To be honest, I was about ready to give up on it, since I never log on. I've been trying to pitch submissions to different places on the internet, like Cracked.com, Every Day Fiction, and a few random short story websites. Unfortunately, I have been getting nothing but rejection letter after rejection letter, most of which are from people who completely miss the point of my writing. I'm not shy to admit I was pretty depressed about this. Briefly, the thought of giving up writing came to mind.
All of that went away today when I logged in on a whim and saw that "Bob's Tattoo and Grocery" had over 3000 views, a load of comments, and over 100 favorites.
I want to thank everyone who's commented on my work so far, and to tell you all that it means more than you can imagine that you genuinely enjoyed it. Your words of encouragement were exactly what I needed, and were one hell of a shot in the arm.
I'm back, and I'm better than ever. I'll be writing and posting more on a regular basis now, starting with "Bad Dreams and Psycho-Babble". It's about a dream I had about a year or two ago, and I hope you all enjoy it.
To all of you who said "Bob's Tattoo and Grocery" should be a series: yes, this was one idea when I wrote the story. I had sort of forgotten about it, but seeing as how so many of you liked it, that will be my next project. I hope it can stand up to the original!
Finally, for those of you who would like to see more of my work, I have some short stories and a handful of non-fiction works posted on my Hubpages profile. Please, take a look, and feel free to contact me with any suggestions or requests.
My profile page:darknezz111.hubpages.com/
Some short stories:darknezz111.hubpages.com/hub/D…darknezz111.hubpages.com/hub/L…darknezz111.hubpages.com/hub/Y…
Also, stop my my blog, The Once and Future Blog, at:reallycatchyblogname.blogspot.…
I promise to try as hard as I can to produce more good content for you, the people who like my work, and for everyone else who wants to see it. I've wanted to be a writer all of my life, and while a sweetheart book deal is probably a long way off, for the first time I feel like I can actually work my way up to one.