This is my 100th blog for this website. The 100th and my last. I have decided it’s time to admit I have been straining the spider’s thread that has so tenuously joined so many of my rants to the topic of freelance writing.
I have had a great time blogging for you all, and I appreciate the comments you have made and the interest you have shown over the past 2.5 years. I would not have kept going for so long had that not been the case.
I want to thank Monika for giving me such free rein, and for never editing me or even suggesting I might want to change tack. She has really allowed me to blog here as though it’s been my own website, and I truly appreciate the confidence she has placed in me.
I especially want to thank her for very clearly letting me blog beyond the time when she would have liked me to call it a day. I know that’s true because within a few hours of saying I was quitting, she had put the website up for sale. Bless her for that.
I hope I have raised a few smiles over the years, and, just occasionally, may have provided something more profound in my more thoughtful musings.
The most treasured gift I am taking away from this experience, though, is my friendship with fellow ex-blogger George Angus, aka Tumblemoose. I have never met the man, but we Skype when we can and we are dead-set on hooking up with each other in person one of these fine days. And that, my friends, is the essence of our writing: communication. Reaching out and finding someone who clicks with you. It is surely the best reason in the world to be tapping away at the keyboard.
So, thank you to everyone who has followed me, and please do occasionally pop by my own website at markpepper.com. It’s rather neglected, but I hope soon to be publishing my third novel, Veteran Avenue, as an ebook on Amazon and/or Smashwords (no doubt with much help from George), so as and when that happens I will put a note on the site.