Wow! What an introduction!
I'm speaking about my guest spot on Michael J. Solender's blog, Not From Here, Are You?
About a week and a half ago, Michael wrote me and said he'd like me to guest if I was up to it.
Yeah, I'm up to it, I said.
But, the truth is, I wanted to get this just right. I didn't want to just slough something off on Michael. He was asking me to show up, not phone it in.
So I took a couple swings at it. There's a story in my own inbox that I will be trying to flesh out at a later date. There's a second, more fleshed but not quite there yet story that also will be seeing the light of day someday hopefully soon.
The story that eventually made it was actually written in a white hot blur, which is sometimes the only way to do it. It was actually written over the course of the last twenty-four hours and I put the finishing touch on it this afternoon.
Shhhh! Don't tell Michael.
Sent it off and I thought, "Yeah, it's a pretty good story still... Fingers crossed."
And you just start getting paranoid with this stuff, you know? I don't have to tell any of you guys and ladies, we're all doing the same thing every single time we shoot stories off to editors, right?
I thought maybe I had left some stuff out or whatever. I had to look it over a couple dozen times, even after I'd sent it, to make sure I was just imagining things.
A little while ago, Michael wrote to tell me that my story is now on his site and that he enjoyed and he needed to know a little something that I won't discuss here for the sake of not ruining the story for you before you read it.
The introduction, as I said at the beginning of all this, was nothing short of amazing.
Michael, I owe you big for that one, man. You are truly a class act and I can't thank you enough.
So, without further ado, I send you on your way to read HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HONEY at Not From Here, Are You?
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