I’ve recently seen a Facebook post that allows you to track all of the states that you’ve visited. That got me wondering about how many states I’ve visited to do a reading or to teach a workshop. The total is twenty-eight and spans from Alaska to Florida to Vermont and a whole lot of other places in between—all thanks to the kindness of folks like you.
So here on the Monday before Thanksgiving, I think it’s appropriate that I dedicate this post to the people who for whatever reason have found my writing and my teaching to be of interest. I’m extremely grateful for the friendships I’ve made and the schools and writing conferences I’ve had the chance to visit. I’m also thankful for those of you who continue to read this blog. Writing is by nature a solitary, and sometimes lonely, pursuit. I’m more thankful than you can know for the connections we’ve managed to maintain over the years.
If memory serves me, I believe I started this blog in 2011, which means I’m nearing the end of four years of posts, which means, gulp, I may be starting to repeat myself.
I’m inviting you, then, to let me know what you’d like me to discuss in future posts. I want this blog to be as useful as possible for you, so please feel free to leave a comment, or email me at email@example.com, to let me know how I can be most helpful to you. Anything to do with the craft of writing, publishing, or teaching is fair game.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m glad for your company. You have sustained me for many years, and for that I’m extremely grateful.