Why I should keep writing

23 01 2013
Look what I got in my inbox this morning, sent from someone in Saudi Arabia:
“I am not sure whether or not you are the one who wrote the wonderful story “A Lonely Astronaut,” from the ‘Tough Times Fro Teens’ book of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. The story, however, touched my heart and soothed my soul in a very positive way.”
This is what I hope to do, and for that matter, what I believe all artists ultimately want to do– to affect other people, to bring out some sort of emotional impact in people.  It’s comments like these that encourage me to keep writing when I doubt myself.  It’s comments like these that show I’m at least doing something right.
Thank you.

A very uneventful unboxing

1 02 2012

Thanks to all those who somehow found my blog from my last post.  I’m not used to having strangers commenting and liking my posts.  So weird.

I managed to take some pictures of the books and some with my name in it, since I’m vain like that.  I actually thought of doing one of those pointless unboxing youtube videos that are somehow popular, and I’m sure this would’ve actually been personal and cool (unlike, say, unboxing the Mac you’ve always wanted because… it’s shiny and white and ridculously expensive).  But no.  I figured I wouldn’t make it very exciting.  Instead, I’d say, with a monotone, the following:

Me: Oh look.  What ever could this be?  A box full of books with a story that I’ve written?  Yaaaaaaaaay.  Oh, I mean, YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!

Or something.

Picture time!

More books!

31 01 2012

I don’t have enough time to post pictures, but my order of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books arrived today, and I freaked out yet again at seeing my name in book!  Yaaaaaaaay!

My mother, however, did not seem very impressed.  Then again, she don’t think she appreciates how cool and awesome it is to get published.