Sunday, September 1, 2013
Draw me a map
I am, truly, floored.
You don't see this chart on my ffn site, so it's on my blog at twilight-dad-dot-blogspot-dot-com.
But it's there.
Firstly, and I hope you 'Top-4' forgive me, of course the U.S.A., the U.K., Canada, and Australia are there, by the hundreds, by the tens of hundreds.
By the thousands. Two thousand readers in the major English-speaking world have view pages from my stories, from My Sister Rosalie (to see that, yes, indeed, Bella Swan is a little freckled thing. Who knew?).
But then there are the other countries, after the top-4, and English is not their primary language, but they are reading these stories. They are getting something from them.
You are getting something from these stories. You, wherever you are, read what I wrote, and ...
Well, by the hundreds. By the hundreds, there are people from, ... well:
Korea, Belgium, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, France, Russia (and a review in RUSSIAN, no less!), Germany, the Phillipines, Kuwait (?!?), and Sweden, and on, and on, and on.
And my most recent review from an anonymous guest: " ... those're your thoughts, too, isn't it? This story (MSR) is so good! and you can't wait for the continuation, can you?
Well, I tell you what... the continuation?
Well. Yes, you can't wait for it, but it's coming. It's hard for me to write, and it may be impossible for you (not) to read (the whole train-wreck thing, right?), but it's coming, because why?
Because I can't write it sometimes. It's too hard.
But this is bigger than me, now. This is Bella, and this is Rosalie, and it's bigger than them, now, too.
Because it's you. It's yours. The story is yours.
And I have to write it, now, even as I don't want to sometimes. Because it's for you.
And you find it so good, and you can't wait for the continuation.
Well, I'm sorry, but you're going to have to wait. My stupid life and my stupid get in the way of my writing ... ooh! I so HATE it when work gets in the way of my writing! ... and the draft of this next chapter I'm writing is complete crap, as is the draft of every chapter I've written, pretty much, and so I'll have to rewrite the thing, again! ...
But it's coming. This next chapter is coming. And, as usual, it's going to be a doozy.
I hope you like it, for Bella and Rosalie's sake, I hope you like it.