I said I wouldn't post for a month.
Therefore this cannot be considered a post.
I have received encouragement from approximately 5% of those who sample this page.
I asked for 10%.
Why? Because I'm depressed. Because I crave validation. Because I want to be loved and think that I am useful. So far the response to this blog has been more validating than my numerous publications of poems, essays and stories by magazines.
Call it my first self-publishing venture.
Still melancholic, anhedonic and terminally insignificant,
From C. E.'s agent:
Keep those cards and letters coming. Either post here or write to firstname.lastname@example.org Busy volunteers will be counting letters of encouragement as we pursue our budget goal.
Think: Just another ten messages of encouragement could keep CE blogging. And if you act now, you can get a free NPR tote bag autographed by Terry Gross and emblazoned with: "Blog on, CE!"