Friday, December 7, 2012

500 Posts!



Hard to believe. 500 posts does strike me as a some kind of landmark. I have been blogging for roughly three and a half years-ever since the day my contract was offered for Heroes of the Fallen

Wow, that doesn't seem that long ago, I remember the day well. I was painting a door when the phone rang. I didn't recognize the number-which usually means I don't answer, but I was inspired to pick up. It was William Gowen of WiDo and he said his greetings and extended that they were very interested in offering me a contract. I'm pretty sure I said, "Yeah sure, sounds good." and the conversation ended shortly thereafter.

I've read about a lot of other authors jumping up and down and shrieking with excitement at finally being published. I was pleased but I went back to painting that door, it hadn't really sunk in yet. I called and told my wife and she did enough shrieking for the both of us.

I decided that day that I better start a blog to have a place of my own on the web to operate out of and have people find me and post notices and such. I'm grateful for my regular readers and commenter's and all my blog followers etc.

Thanks for coming along for the ride.

14 comments:

Th. said...

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I think at five hundred we consider you an officially ensconced blogger.

David J. West said...

Thanks Th, it is something that is continually in the back of my brain - even if it is a "what should I post on the blog now/next?"

Charles Gramlich said...

Certainly doesn't seem like 3 and a half years. Wow the time has flown.

Paul R. McNamee said...

Glad to have your acquaintance!

Angie said...

I'm happy I found your blog way back then. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon it. But I'm glad to have met you!

Mikeyboy said...

500 is a landmark. No buts about it.

Daron D. Fraley said...

Congrats, David. Here's to 500 more! Best wishes to you and your family.

David J. West said...

Thanks Charles, your posting and work is inspiring.

Same here Paul-and to think when I first met you I thought you looked like Solomon Kane (your Conan form avatar)

Angie - we had enough of the same circles I think from Storymakers. Thanks for your friendship and support.

Thanks Mikey!

Much appreciated Daron-all the best!

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Many congratulations, David. I have discovered many published writers through their personal blogs and it's been a pleasure to make your acquaintance through your blog.

David J. West said...

You too Prashant - thank you

Bruce Durham said...

Congrats on such a great milestone, David. Here's to the next 500.

David J. West said...

Thanks Bruce, much appreciated to have friends like you.

Keith said...

I'm a little late to this party, but congratulations, David. Keep up the good work. This is one of the blogs I read regularly, and I want to keep reading it for quite a while.

David J. West said...

Much appreciated Keith, same to you!