This is blog post number 200. 200! Unlike twitter where I can blow past 200 tweets over an active week, this felt like something of an occasion here.
I started this blog nearly two years ago when I decided to document my writing experience. I had been writing off and on for a while—finished a few manuscripts that went nowhere—but publically acknowledging my journey towards my goals changed everything for me. It made it more real. I began speaking of my book as an actual book and not just a manuscript I was working on. People other than my wife began to read my drafts. I introduced myself as a writer. I hired an editor. And in the end The Stars Were Right became more than just a concept, it became an actual book you can hold.
Looking back to my first post is amusing to me. In a lot of ways I am still that user experience designer trying to cut it as a novelist, however I also feel like I have come far. I might have a long way to go, but now I can say that I’m a UX designer and a novelist. One year, seven months, and ten days later I’m in a significantly different place: I have a book out on the market, you can buy it, and people seem to like it. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome.
It’s been a good 200. Here’s to 200 more.