Today I got some really good news. I'm hosted at www.CRVBOY.org :pickaxe:
I got such a good feeling when I opened the link to my story. I felt like I was sitting on a cloud. Then I opened my email and was suprised to see that I had email about the story already, so I hurried and opened it. The first email I read snapped me back into reality. It was a flame, and to be honest, I'm so grateful for it. It let's me know that just because I'm hosted on a really respected site, that doesn't mean that I can afford to stop improving. I have a lot to learn still, and if I can't except the flames and the dissapointments, I might as well stop writing.
So, in my reply, I kindly thanked the writer for reading my story and told him that I'd continue to work hard to get better.
Then I opened the next email, and it was from a reader who was looking foward to the next chapters because he had so many questions about where the story was headed. He gave me plenty of compliments and boosted my confidence again.
The other day, I sat down to start on my Spring Anthology entry, and as I got through the first few paragraph's, I realized that I was inspired all over again to start a new chapter story
I've had a lot of feedback on the story so far, and three chapters in, I'm really excited about it. Also, I have another Anthology story that I've already started, and I promise not to turn it into one of my chapter stories
Anyway, I'd like to take the time to stop and thank everyone here for supporting me with my story, What's the Difference Between Me and You?, and I would like to give another shout out to Talonrider, my editor. He worked really hard to get my story in order and to get me hosted....so, Talonrider, this is for you
There's no way for me to ever repay you for all you've done for me.
Also to Myr, who gave me a place to post my work. I feel so proud to be an Author here, and I promise to work hard to get better and to keep posting my work here. It's my dream to be hosted here some day, and even if that never happens, I'll never stop working toward that goal. To me, being hosted here is like being the world champion of net authors.
To everyone who took the time to read my stories and to rate them honestly and to give me honest feedback, I need to stop and thank you too. Without that feedback, I might have given up on myself. Of course, this also means the people who read my story when it wasn't posted on Gay Authors. There was a time when I used to put my story on a xanga page, and even back then, I had readers who went there to read the chapters and leave honest feedback. I can't tell you how much all of that means to me now. I know I'll never forget that.
So now that I've made it to hosted status, it's time to step up my game(I just stole that from E40...I'm watching MTV). I promise to woek my hardest to make my stories as good as they can be, and I promise not to sell myself short. Please keep supporting me by reading my work and giving me feedback. In the meantime, Im slowly getting my edited chapters of What's the difference posted at the EFiction section of this site and start posting the newest chapters.
Thanks for helping me out, everyone.
By the way, don't forget to check out the winners for February of the Nickolas James Excellence Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners