Not only a quote from one of my favorite movies, the identity of which I shall reveal further down, but the title of my post for today is an honest question. How do you find me, O readers? What, or who, led you to the writing of Anne B. Walsh, and what is it that keeps you around through my strange and often infuriating twists and turns?
"They come here, they all come here. How do they find me?" So spake Max Bialystock, producer of guaranteed Broadway flops, right up until the one he intended to be. The movie is, of course, The Producers, the original with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. No offense to Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, but you just can't beat the original.
Max's question was both rhetorical and unflattering to the "they" involved. Mine is a bit happier, and I would definitely like an answer, if possible, O readers. I know a lot of you started out reading my fan fiction, or are still reading it, while others of you may have begun with my originals. Did someone recommend me to you? Did you see a summary or a cover and feel intrigued? How did it happen?
As for news from me, well, there's not a whole lot. I continue to plow forward on the Dangerverse (only seven chapters to go!) and most of my originals are parked on the back burner until that's well and truly finished, though I'm starting to work on opening hook ideas for my 2014 holiday special, Twelfth Knight. Keep an eye on this space for developments!
The dogs remain the dogs, as zany as they ever are, tearing around the house and barking at everything which goes by, including blowing leaves. The roommate has taken up volleyball, or rather taken it up again, since she used to play in high school. The bruises and abrasions are amazing. And we have a houseguest this week who is learning to speak Dog, at least to the point of saying "Do not jump on me".
Acquiring of cats had to be postponed due to slight illness in the household, but the pretty pair we want are still available at our local no-kill shelter, so we're hoping and planning to be kitty mamas again around September 27. What the dogs will think about this is yet to be discovered. Me, I'm just in dire need of a purr fix.
And so, I sign off yet again, O readers. Please, do let me know -- how did you find me? And what keeps you around? More Dangerverse before the end of the week, more originals before the end of the year... hmm. About time to start thinking about a NaNo project, isn't it? Thanks as always for reading, and send thoughts!