June 22, 2003

Thank-you Note

Funny. I wrote the "Conundrum" post Wednesday night, after meeting with the publisher that afternoon. All day Thursday, I worked on Fragments archive, extracting, sorting, wondering how to approach the possibility of 'doing something' with what I have or might yet write in the manner of daily observations and stories per the weblog since 6/02. All day long Thursday... not a single response to the Conundrums post. Fine, I thought. I had said I didn't expect a referendum on this very personal decision and effort. Fine.

Friday I went to Fragments to remind myself just exactly what I had said in that post (especially since I had already sent Beth there in partial response to her question "What do you see yourself doing with your writing?")... and guess what. In my narrow and intense focus on this new project, I'd forgotten to post Conundrums on Thursday. So Friday's vigorous and positive response in comments and emails was therefore even more welcomed and appreciated. I must tell you your support and encouragement is a shot in the arm, a real boost during a time of honest ambivalence.

In a sense, a few of you readers know me better than my coworkers, neighbors and most all of my relatives. If you've stuck with this small dog and pony show with any regularity since last summer, I've pretty well hung my old laundry out to dry in broad daylight, right next to the road, and what I have, you know about it-- faded, full of holes and ragged as it may be. And even so, you are kind enough to say there might be something worth sharing with a wider audience. And three days into the idea, and especially with a wee bit of encouragement from you folks, I'm still sort of hopeful of some tangible thing to hold in my hands in a year or so. We'll see. We'll see.

And I certainly want to continue with the weblog, as many of you suggested, posting snippets and summaries and snapshots of what I am writing and doing for the 'book'. The next year may not allow me the luxury of following my first rambling thoughts upon sitting down to the keyboard every morning, at least not every day. And it will likely happen I'll miss a day now and then. I'm hanging tight, Lord willing, and look forward to telling you about life on Goose Creek for at least another year. Stay tuned! And Thanks, y'all.

Posted by fred1st at June 22, 2003 04:34 AM | TrackBack

As the younguns say, "No, thank YOU, Fred!"

Posted by: Cop Car at June 22, 2003 08:52 AM

Fred....you're so worthy! Really! REALLY!

Posted by: Da Goddess at June 26, 2003 02:35 AM

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