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Leaving Pub Crawl
After two and a half years with Let The Words Flow, and now Pub[lishing] Crawl, which is basically forever in internet time, I've made the decision to step down as a contributor to this blog project.
If you'd like to read my reasons, you're welcome to visit this post on my personal blog. But given that this is my last day posting, and my last opportunity to speak to you all, I'd rather use this space to tell you how much you and this blog have meant to me.
Over these years you were in my thoughts constantly. As a team this blog worked and plotted to bring you better information, clearer insight, and more fun projects and giveaways. It has always been incredibly important to me to be able to give back to the community, to give the gift of knowledge, bringing clarity to a path that can be so confusing. I've tried to do that for you here.
And yes, we've had some fun times :) Joking about When your S.O. misinterprets your actions as a writer. You guys graciously let me sing a Lady Gaga parody about fandoms. You cheered at my short-lived Book Cook internet show. You let me rant about censorship. Sooz beautifully sang a song parody I made about holidays for writers. Remember when e-books came out and everyone was convinced the world was ending? We got through that one together. You let me philosophize. You put up with my crazy ideas about what writing means. You also empathized with my dark side. You even agreed with my grudge against characters with violet eyes!
I've been through some tough stuff these past few years. And always, always, this blog was a safe haven, sometimes the only place I felt I truly belonged. Being here taught me everything I know about publishing. Connecting with you guys taught me about the experiences of other writers, and just how hard it can be out there sometimes. You taught me that I am not alone.
Even if you only ever ghost-read. Even if you stopped in rarely, or have just started visiting, you were still a part of this. For the community you helped create here, from the bottom of my heart I thank you.
You will still find me in the comments now and then. And when an idea strikes I'll still post my own confessionary brand of articles on my personal blog. I would love it if you followed me there, or on Facebook, or Twitter, and dropped in now and then to let me know how you are. There are some of you I'm watching very closely to see where your publishing journey takes you ;)
So, that's it from me. As I said in our LTWF goodbye post, "This was the best time, you guys. Thank you so much for letting me be here."