Thursday, March 31, 2011

Time Keeps Marching

Tomorrow is this blog's 4th anniversary.

Four years in the grand scheme of things is not long and yet so many things have happened ... and not happened.

When I started this blog I was fresh back from a week long writer's workshop. I was in the midst of a series of back and forth phone calls with a prominent literary agent. I was certain that after 6 long years of writing my time was at hand. That New York and the world would soon agree I had the talent to be a real life, genuine author.

Well. here I am, four years later and while there have been some successes over the years, a half dozen calls from other agents over the years, if I am truthful the powers that be in New York are no closer to granting me access than they were then. The business side of writing has gotten harder of anything and now e-books and self-publishing has the entire industry in a confused tizzy.

But that is not to say I regret starting this blog, or chasing this dream of publishing a novel. I simply have to write and tell stories. It is who I am and as far as this blog and you all, the people I have met and continue to share life with on nearly a daily basis. Well, outside of my wife and boys y'all have been the biggest blessings in my life.


Y'all were there when we needed help, an encouraging word. It is through this blog that I have learned to trust my voice and take chances with my writing. It is through this blog that I finally saw Plundered Booty published in Deadly By the Dozen.



I guess what I am saying is thank you to all of you. The writer's who commiserate with me on the ups and downs,a nd provide me with a wealth of great stories to read. The photographers who stun me with their ability to capture stories in a single shot. The sports fans who cheer, rib, and goad me throughout the various seasons. The friends both here local and worldwide who take the time to comment on my plethora of absurdity.

Thank y'all for 4 great years and an outlet for my brain drippings.

21 comments:

sybil law said...

Happy 4th Blogiversary,!

Rocketstar said...

Congrats on 4 years!

A. K. said...

Wow! congrats..

Drinks for everyone????

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mmmmm, tasty, tasty brain drippings! Happy Blogoversary and may you have many more.

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats man.

jjdebenedictis said...

Awww! **hugs the furry tall guy**

Happy 4th anniversary. We're all still in it together, dude.

Melissa Marsh said...

I always enjoy reading your blog, Travis. You bring a different and much-needed view of the writing world. :-)

Old Kitty said...

Four years!??! WOW!!!!!!
Well done you!!! Cheers! Take care
x

pattinase (abbott) said...

And thank you for being a civil and interesting presence online.

G said...

Congrabuations!

Yours was the first writing related blog that I found back when I was a newbie in 2008, and it's been a blast ever since.

the walking man said...

If you really want to celebrate your 4 year blogging anniversary you will post on the morrow a picture of you eating a family sized salad with lettuce and garbanzo beans.

If not *shrug* happy 4th year keep 'em coming Travis.

Annie said...

Happy happy! Have a beer...or two...and keep writing. It makes the world a better place.

angel, jr. said...

Happy blogaversary!

Clare2e said...

We've been right with you, Travis! Some successes, some setbacks, but having people to grouse and laugh about it with is HUGE!

Just in honor of you, I will eat no salad today that spits pea soup at me or turns it leafy green head all the way around.

Happy blogiversary!

lyzzydee said...

happy blogaversary!! I love reading your ramblings, just been a bit busy of late to comment much!

Phats said...

Congrats on the 4 yrs buddy!! :)

BTW I love the lettuce devil on twitter haha :)

Cloudia said...

thank YOU for showing me what blogging was all about and for your friendship!!!!!!!



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Cloudia said...

congrats, Trav!!!!!!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Anniversary. Go you. Rah.

Barrie said...

And thank you. I'm so glad we *met*.

Eric said...

Congratulations, Travis. You've had quite a run and it's not over yet. I for one am really glad I found your blog. You provide me with so much inspiration and a truly different perspective on writing, which I'm thankful for. Keep it up buddy, you are really appreciated.