This post will not be funny. Not one bit. So if you came for a laugh, you're not going to get one.
*poorly contained snicker*
Had you going there for second, didn't I?
But seriously, I'd like to take a moment to express my appreciation for everyone who ran, orchestrated, and operated both the Platform Building Campaign and The Rule of Three Blogfest. If you have the time for some good reading, check out the shortlist and vote for your favorite (I had a really hard time - they're all so good!).
As you can see, I didn't make the cut. Not even with the spooky competition I entered on the side. I was close, but you know what? I wasn't in this to win. I didn't even know there were prizes when I signed up (minus the spooky competition). Sure. I talked about it. I tweeted about it, but I was in this thing to step out of my comfort zone and see if I could write something fun, interesting, and memorable on the spot. First and foremost.
I learned a lot and made new writerly friends along the way. And I can't believe you guys still left comments! I can't remember the last time I visited your blogs. Your support is all the reward I could have wished for.
Now it's your turn, Dave. Visit my blog. Now!
I most certainly will. Now that everything's done, I can recalibrate my WPS (Writing Postioning System) and keep a more consistent blogging schedule.
Besides. I (will) have a nice collection of writings under my "Free Fiction" tab, something I've been meaning to fill for ... forever. I'm also surprised how supportive you guys have been. I never invited you to vote on my stories, but many of you did. Enough to place in People's Choice. Twice! For that, I sincerely thank you again.
Update: The Dragon's Heart might fit well with this new publisher I've heard about, so I've decided to reclaim it from the shelf and start a revision. When I said this, my wife sat right next to me at the computer and helped me resolve its problems in half an hour (This is the story I wrote at her request three years ago - something tells me she really wants to see it published)! So do I.
Give me a week and I'll be back to speed. Aspiring Advice is coming back with new posts each Friday. And I have a guest this week. Be sure to stick around for it.
I'm David, and my kid likes Cary Grant movies?
"Sounds like he has good taste, to me!"