I love the guy, but on this issue, I have always thought that he was full of bitter, unrealistic crap. And I can’t figure out why he says stuff like this. Blogging made his writing career, and blogging will keep it alive. Or not.
My traffic has increased steadily since I started keeping track. Maybe this technical hiccup today will screw me, I dunno. We’ll see. But every time I have drawn money out of an ATM because of this blog I have felt both guilty, and gloriously grateful. You people, my ‘customers’ (though I prefer the word ‘patron’) have put food on my kid’s table, and presents under their tree. You have, quite literally, saved my family, more than once.
I’m gonna continue to do this, as I’ve said, even without an audience. I know a compulsion when I see one. If I can put up with the insanely retarded technical bullshit I have put up with today, I can endure damn near anything.
Part of why I don’t ‘go for it’ in the publishing world, is that you tend to just become another book in the bin. Besides, I don’t have a superstar agent.
No, I have done the writing equivalent here of standing at the edge of the stage, my back to the crowd, and just fallen back, having faith in God and you all that you will catch me.
I can’t complain, yet sometimes I still do. Sorry God. Sorry folks. Hope I can continue to please myself, and bring you all into it as well.