I’m so glad that *you* are one of the people that I do see in my feed on a somewhat regular basic (there are about 5 people that I see most often). I have been recommending your posts when I see them, because *I* think you are an amazing writer. I’m glad you told me you are taking a sort of hiatus, so I will not be scared you left.
Thanks for being part of the community I hope to belong to as I spend more and more time on Medium. I had to step away from Medium just as I was building relationships, because there was a manuscript pitching day on Twitter for diverse voices (racial, socioeconomically, and disability); I wanted to finish my book in time to meet that deadline. I did finish the book in time.
(Does a little happy dance).
But, I got back on Medium after all that dust settled and haven’t been able to find my peeps since (without always remembering their full names or @addresses). My memory is pretty lousy. I listened to too much Pink Floyd all my life, if you know what I mean.
Now the hard part of editing, editing, editing. Right now, the book is with a professional editor, and I just have to wait patiently and see what happens. It is grueling to sit here wondering if she is verbally ripping to pieces or thinking, “Hmm, I don’t see many problems here.”
Thank you again for your kind supportive words!