Today is finally the day. One year ago today, I came to this site and started posting Know Your Mare and other such stories. It's been a pretty good run. We've all had some laughs, some tears, and even a few ideas brought to our attention. I think, in the end, we've all learned from each other. But, it's not over, is it? No. There's still a lot left to do. In fact, as I promised, today signals the start of my biggest project. Behind the scenes, while you're all having nice little reads of other stories, the Flinx crew and those hired have been secretly working on a collection of a beautiful design. Artists, musicians, lyricists, and editors all have come together to get things well and working. To them, and those who read my stories, I say thank you.
Now, I know my stories aren't all that great... And sometimes I get sidetracked... And I neglect to do important details... But, you all seem to enjoy my work well enough. In the end, that's the most important thing to me. I write stories, not because I want to get my ideas out, but so I can make just one person have an emotion towards it. If just one person smiles at something funny I write, or gets mad at something evil I write, or tears up at something emotional I write; to me, that's worth everything and then some. Which is why I'm glad I've been supported, talked about, and kept around for this one year. Thanks to each and every one of you.
With this, I promise that stories will get done, projects will be had, and promises will be kept and made anew. This year will be the start of so many new adventures and ideas. Who knows? Maybe we'll make it to 1,000 watchers by the end of the year. But, honestly, I would be perfectly settled with the number staying how it is. I never thought it would get over 400. I love what I do, and I love that you seem to enjoy what I do. I have no way of expressing just how amazing that really is to me. So, really, thank you for everything.
The contest I posted a few days ago will be finished on the 20th, so if you want to submit your own idea for that, I'll put a link right here. So far, a lot of great answers. But, do you think any of them are close? You tell me. I just love seeing people guess these sort of things. It's truly entertaining to me.
Anyway, that's about it. Thank you for following; thank you for sticking with me for a year; and most importantly, thank you for reading. In the traditional Flinx way of doing things, there's only one way to end this celebration post. Showing pictures of future events and putting a song that sums up my thoughts.
See you in the big times!
This year is looking pretty good...