Susan Speaks: Terribly Two


Whoa. I knew it was around here, but I didn’t think I’d be so crass as to miss it.

But I did.

And you know what? The world didn’t end. My blog didn’t implode. My muse is busy trying to juggle the Sunday Scribblings prompt with the Writer’s Island prompt with my own vision and the next work-in-progress… Not a bad job for a muse, really.

Have you figured it out yet?

My blog turned two yesterday. That’s two years of Trevor, Mitchell, Eric, Daniel, Kerri, Val, and Pam. Two years of Chelle and Kermit Ladd. Roadie Poet, Walter, Deadly Metal Hatchet, and Springer.

And me. That’s the amazing part. That you guys continue to be interested in me even though I’m as boring as they come. I have cats. I ride my bike and go to the gym. I’m raising two kids and trying to appreciate the Tour Manager instead of kill him. And I create fiction, which I think is way more interesting than I am.

In two years, this joint has grown. Not as much as I want it to, but that’s coming. There’s change on the horizon, gang. The winds are picking up; can you feel them?

Stay tuned. I have it on the best authority that there’s good stuff about to happen in the third year of this Meet and Greet joint. You’ll be glad you got here so early, I promise. This is the time to suck your friends in ’cause once things get rolling, there may be no looking back.

There will be links back, of course. There’s too much good stuff, stuff I’m really freaking proud of, buried here on this blog. But there’s also stuff — like this post — that’ll be lost in the rush.

One thing that won’t be lost but also won’t be expressed nearly enough is my appreciation for you guys. Every time I check my stat counter and see more than two hits, I’m thankful. Every time you leave a comment, I’m thrilled — even on days like last Thursday, when it was all I could do to keep up with them.

It just gets better from here. Thanks for riding along so far — and I hope you’re here for the long haul.



  1. Megan

    April 5, 2008 1:25 pm

    Wow, two years! Happy bloggiversary!BR/BR/I’m probably coming up on a year of reading (lurking around?) your blog which is a great anniversary for me, too! It’s been fun getting to know you and all of your fictional characters better. Here’s looking forward to what the future will bring! =D

  2. Robin

    April 5, 2008 2:48 pm

    Awwww… smooooooooch!BR/BR/Good things are going to happen for you this year, I can feel it.BR/BR/xox.

  3. Thomma Lyn

    April 5, 2008 2:52 pm

    Happy Blogiversary, dear Susan, Happy Blogiversary to you! BR/BR/If I’m right about what I suspect re: the changes you’re hinting at, I am absolutely tickled pink over the moon for you!BR/BR/You are such an inspiration to me. I work hard on my novels, but when it comes to working hard to get them out there… that is braving the rejection gauntlet (it isn’t hard work I’m afraid of — it’s rejection), I’ve had a shrinking violet problem. BR/BR/But you are an excellent writer who works tirelessly to get into readers’ hands a book you believe in, a story and characters you deeply care about. Your confidence and your belief in yourself is an inspiration to every writer who hangs out here, and your fiction is a delight. You deserve every imaginable success!BR/BR/I am excited about your future, and you can count on me being around for the long haul.

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried

    April 5, 2008 2:58 pm

    Aww, guys, thanks! It’s comments like these that keep me going when that rejection monster opens its mouth and I see the drool dripping from its fangs, getting thicker in anticipation of the meal of Trevor…BR/BR/Maybe that’s a little over the top, but that’s how it can feel sometimes. You guys keep me going.

  5. Lesley

    April 5, 2008 3:10 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!!

  6. Winter

    April 5, 2008 3:59 pm

    Happy 2nd! I love coming here to read about your characters and I can’t imagine my blog reading without you. MUAH!

  7. bunnygirl

    April 5, 2008 4:13 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!BR/BR/And FWIW, I don’t think ANY of us are as interesting as our fiction. Isn’t that sort of the point? 🙂

  8. Bob-kat

    April 5, 2008 5:29 pm

    Congratulations on the two year mark! Very excited about what the next year holds for you! 🙂

  9. spyscribbler

    April 5, 2008 6:13 pm

    You talk like you’re leaving or something. You’re not disappearing, are you?BR/BR/Happy Blogiversary! May there be many, many more.

  10. Breeni Books

    April 5, 2008 11:07 pm

    Congratulations! Happy to be a West of Mars groupie.

  11. Shelley Munro

    April 6, 2008 1:52 am

    Hey, happy birthday! Should I bake you a cake, or do you have rules around here? *looking over shoulder for rule-makers*

  12. Kathleen Oxley

    April 6, 2008 2:27 am

    Congrats! So glad we can be along for your journey!

  13. Lion Chiller

    April 6, 2008 11:22 am

    It is tough being on the same blog for TWO years! Congratualations- I have just joined Blogger- quit mine in rediff- of two years standing!

  14. Bethanie

    April 6, 2008 1:23 pm

    Congrats!!BR/BR/I only just became a WOM groupie lately, so I’ve got a lot of reading to catch up on. But I can’t wait to hear about the changes… sounds interesting…

  15. Marcia (MeeAugraphie)

    April 6, 2008 1:33 pm

    Wow, change is coming! We just never know what to expect from you, Susan – or the guys. Congrats on two years! BR/BR/I do think Roadie Poet should write you a short poem though. Come to think of it, all the guys should. They could sing them to you. After all, you deserve it.

  16. L^2

    April 6, 2008 1:47 pm

    Happy blogiversary!!!

  17. Julia Smith

    April 6, 2008 8:35 pm

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary, Susan! I’ve SO enjoyed meeting you here in the blogosphere. (((HUG)))BR/Can’t wait for all the excitement brewing…

  18. Ann

    April 6, 2008 8:54 pm

    Happy Bloggiversary! Definitely a year for good things to happen.BR/Mine turns two in May. What day are you arriving at RT? I’m trying to change my hotel reservation to Tuesday, but so far no luck. Can’t do any more until tomorrow.

  19. shaunesay

    April 6, 2008 9:23 pm

    Yay! Happy Birthday WoM Blog! I remember when… heehee! glad to be a part of it, and wish you the best of luck going forward!BR/BR/*HUGS*

  20. Jill

    April 6, 2008 9:52 pm

    Happy belated blogniversary!

  21. On a limb with Claudia

    April 7, 2008 10:49 am

    Hurray for blog-averseries! Whoo Hoo!! This is a real accomplishment! 🙂 Congratulations.

  22. Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife

    April 8, 2008 12:13 am

    Happy Bloggiversary! That is so exciting!!! Congratulations on two great years. I wish I had found you sooner, but I’m excited to finally be here for the rest of the ride!

  23. Jeques

    April 9, 2008 3:46 am

    Wow! 2 Years, Great. Congratulations for the fruitful 2 years of writing and meeting people and I’m always grateful to writers island for opening my doors to blogs and people like you.BR/BR/I wish you many more years of blogging and writing, and touching hearts, and many more friendship to come your way.BR/BR/I wish you well.BR/BR/~ Jeques

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