Milestone (of sorts)

Looking at the traffic flow here on bobthewriter.com, it shows me that this has been the most successful month since the site’s launch — and the month isn’t even over yet. Posting a new story tomorrow — a short-short piece that I like a great deal, kind of a Hemingway feel going on in it.

All I can say is thank you to everyone who comes by to visit, or clicks a link on twitter and/or facebook. Thanks, guys. The struggle to write a novel is a lonely one. You basically do all the work by yourself, hoping and praying that you have something worth reading. As a reader, I also know that it’s frustrating to read about the work and wonder where it is — “What’s taking so long?” Well, dang it, I’m working on it. I’ve gotten word back from four of my five first readers. So far it’s been unanimous. The book is good. Needs some work, but it’s good.

That pleases me and scares at the same time. I”m scared of failure, of course, but I also know that I’m scared of success as well. But I’ll take success over failure. Who wouldn’t, besides Bukowski? Or maybe David Sedaris. They could find something funny or poignant (and publishable) in failure. Not me — I’d just be like the worker ant, I suppose. Start pushing that load back up the hill.

“There is a time to stop reading, there is a time to STOP trying to WRITE, there is a time to kick the whole bloated sensation of ART out on its whore-ass.” — Charles Bukowski

Just thought I’d end with a little motivation to get me out into my cave, writing.

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