|You always remember the first time|
(Aside to those of you who have read Probe ... who among you finds any resemblance between the cover nearby and the tale told within?)
No way could I have guessed where writing -- in those days, merely a hobby -- would lead: the books and shorter works, both fiction and non-, I would go on to write. The five-novel collaboration with future colleague Larry Niven. The gamut of plots, themes, eras, and science & technologies that my writing would lead me to explore. The friendships I would forge with authors, editors, and agents around the country -- and sometimes farther afield. So many wonderful interactions with readers: at cons and book signings, through email and social media. The cons, tech venues, speaking and teaching gigs, and even, now and again, a nomination or award. This blog. A second career and whole new lifestyle.
|Twenty-five years later|
Am I savoring the moment? Absolutely! But that's insufficient, methinks. I shall savor the day :-)