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If a Tree Falls

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I have never been a successful writer.  I’ve never won a single award for writing.  I’ve never been a best-seller on any list, anywhere.  I have fewer than a thousand followers of my blog.  I don’t drive dollars, pageviews, or likes.  My words have never been found on a shelf in any library.  As writers go, I have not been quoted in another book; I’ve not spoken at a conference, or given a talk that was recorded for play on anyone’s YouTube channel.

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone know I’m a writer?

I once asked someone who knows me well, “What if I just stopped writing?”  They answered, “Better chance of you becoming a woman.”  Okay, if that’s true, what prompted me to ask that question?  Then I remembered I also once asked this person, “Can’t I just be a posthumous success?” 

And no, I didn’t like their answer to that question, either.

Pausing as I write this, I remind myself that only 20 to 30 people will ever read these words.  But I’m still writing them.  I just don’t know why.  I’m hoping that one day, before I stop for good, I will.

 

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…here come the words.

here come the words

Now that the end of the “Expats Radio hosted by Bill Friday” era has… with the end of the Mayan Calendar… come and gone (explanatory, revisionist, after-the-fact announcement forthcoming… stay tuned), it’s time to shift the focus of this fine literary e-zine back to its roots.

The written (and spoken) word.

In the wake of being a part of the Amazon.com™ Number One Best-Seller*, “Men in the Company of Women”, I have been advised by those wiser than I that it’s time to let the words out into the light.  Beginning here.  So, kicking off later this week, the blog known as “Bill Friday” will be showcasing the writing of “Bill Friday”.

So for all 38 of my current Friday WordPress Friendlies, stick around.  Because… here come the words.

* for the category “Men’s Anthology” (February 4th – February 18th 2013, at time of posting)

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