Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy Gnu Year!

Yes, it's that time of year again, the time when we celebrate the noble wildebeest, also called gnu (pronounced /nu/ or /nju/), a large ungulate of the genus Connochaetes.

During this time we often reflect on the past and wonder about the future. As for the past, I'd like to thank everyone who's read the blog this year. I truly appreciate your support. I realize that my traffic on a good day doesn't equal what some of the more presitigious blogs have over the course of, say, 15 minutes, but (as in everything) it's quality that counts, not quantity. Or so I keep telling myself.

I have no idea about the future, or at least my particular future. Since my agent "retired" a while back, I haven't done much fiction writing, and I still haven't looked for another agent. Maybe I'll do that in the coming year. Or not. I'm still waffling.

I do know that I wish the best for all of you during 2006: health, wealth, and happiness. Let's hope it's a wonderful year for everybody.


James said...

I don't know if I should say that I'm glad there's another writer out there in search of a replacement agent, but I will say it's at least comforting to know there's someone else in the same boat. Hopefully your search will go more smoothly (and successfully) than mine.

And remember: even the new gnu at the zoo knew that Guinness is good for you!

Vince said...

It is indeed quality that counts, Bill. Many thanks for all the pleasure you've provided in '05, and here's wishing you the best in '06.

Ray said...

Here's the thing. I've only read Crider via a Blog Story Project. And I met the man in Chicago. And he continues to surprise me. So much insanity lurking beneath that jovial exterior. Like Lou Ford, he is.

Therefore, according to the graph my monkeys have calculated, Crider should continue to blog until I find a book of his I don't like. Which is indefinitely.

A merry New 'un to ya, Mr C.

Guyot said...

I love your blog.

And I, too, have not read a Crider book, but in all honesty, I thought your Blog Short Story Project entry was the best.

I hope you find a new agent. I hope you write more books. I even pledge to read you in '06.

But whatever happens, do not stop the blog.

Bill said...

Thanks, Paul. Most of the books I've written aren't like that story, but I've written a sequel to that story. Maybe it'll become a novel someday. The blog will go on, for sure.