Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

I Can Not Do This Alone . . .

In twenty days, I’ll have been maintaining this blog for three years

Many people have helped me—a few much more than others

One in particular has been magnificently invaluable

The first level of help is the wide-ranging group of folks who write other posts and articles that I then reference and comment on—in many ways, I’m just a “reporter”.

Then come the individuals who are “brave enough” to make comments on the posts here—they are the other face of this blog.

Finally, the one who helps me the most

The other day I noticed there were 800 posts on this blog.

I wrote to the one who helps me most and shouted out the number.

Then, the email reduced to a stream of electrons, my mind realized I’d lied, not having written all of those 800 posts

The one who helps me most wrote three of those posts and she’s my best friend and confidant, author Jane Watson—mysteriously empathic soul

Everyone should read the interviews I did with Jane—here and here

She graciously and competently wrote those three posts while I was in hospital having a very nice man slit open my neck and left carotid artery to remove the gunk that had accumulated over decades from, mostly, a standard Western diet

Here are those intriguing posts:

The One Eyed Writer
Should Writers Suffer?
Intensive Care and Fear

And, because of the struggle to heal—not so much from the surgery but from the debilitating effect of all the drugs the doctors gave me—I had trudged on with my mission on this blog and grievously forgotten to thank all the readers who commented on those posts—wished me speedy healing—readers who continue to be the eyes of the other face of this blog—those who share their thoughts and feelings most regularly
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4 responses to “I Can Not Do This Alone . . .

  1. snoogiefisk December 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Three years is a long time for a blog. Congrats!


    • Alexander M Zoltai December 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks :-) — but, obviously, I couldn’t have done it alone.

      Many folks look at the work of an author and have no idea how many other people helped them—directly or, often more importantly, indirectly


  2. Jane Watson December 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you for the post! I had forgotten what I had written in those guest posts, so thank you for collecting them here for me to read – sure is interesting to look back sometimes…:-) Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary coming up! (Having a party??) Yes, you deserve a medal for your blog’s longevity as well as its readability and interest. I was well aware at the time I did those posts, as a first time blogger, what big shoes I was trying to fill! :-)


    • Alexander M Zoltai December 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      You filled them well, Jane :-)

      Perhaps we could have a private party around the 1st of Jan. on Writer’s Island?


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