Stroking My Writer’s Ego

Last night I got probably one of the best compliments a writer can get.  A friend (who shall remain anonymous) told me how much something I had written has affected her.  More specifically, her husband.  And even more specifically, it had effected them both in a positive way.  I wrote a piece, part expository, part personal, about an affliction that is apparently common enough to have it’s own moniker, however not something widely known about or discussed.   And by writing about it, a wonderful thing happened; my friend’s husband was able to put a name to his demon and realize he is not alone.  It opened the door for frank discussion between his wife and him.

You can’t get a better compliment as a writer, fiction or nonfiction, than to have a positive impact on someone’s life.  

Thanks to all of my readers and the people who support me.  I hope I can return the favor.