everybody has to start somewhere

I have yet another crazy idea (different from the other crazy idea I was talking about yesterday) that involves digging through very old archives to see if it will even work. So while I was doing that earlier today (and cringing a lot at how much I needed to mature as a writer) I came across this, from September of 2002:

Remember how so many readers have been telling me to write a book? Well, I listened. Watch this space for details on how you can get it in about a week or so, maybe two. Know what’s in it? The end of SpongeBob Vega$ Pants, baby!

I was talking about Dancing Barefoot, which I’d decided to put together from material I cut out of Just A Geek. Jesus, that seems like a lifetime ago, and I can’t believe that I got here from there.

18 thoughts on “everybody has to start somewhere”

  1. I don’t know if you read these comments but I have a request. As one of your Twitter followers (hobbesdurden) you give me the worst cases of ear worm ever.
    Seriously. You mention a song, an artist or even a genre and it is in my head all day. Just as I get over one you mention more. Dude, you’re killing me. :)

  2. I really enjoy reading your blog, books and tweets. You are an effortless author to enjoy meaning your stories are so down to earth and easy to relate to. I remember when I first started reading your blog and listening to radio free burrito! And, Baby, look at you now! Congrats on all your success!

  3. Everyone has to start somewhere. The real challenge is just getting started. We all, at times, think that something isn’t good enough or not quite ready or might make us look foolish.
    BAH! Go ahead! Look foolish, what will happen? Someone gonna take away your birthday?? Just do it!

  4. Hey, Wil.
    This post is actually a response to an older post of yours, but I wasn’t sure how closely you watch comments on older posts.
    You were talking about running the first Delve for your D&D group and mentioned having to use a full size dragon mini… I’m just gearing up to run that as a demo for some friends myself, and found a really great baby dragon mini that I ordered up to use for the wyrmling.
    It’s from Reaper, but the best price I found (though I didn’t spend as much time looking for the best price as my wife does when she’s on the hunt for the best deal, but it’s better than ordering it straight from Reaper) was from Fantization.
    So, anyhow, here’s the link to it at Fantization. I am pretty impressed with how it looks.

  5. I went through a lot of trials and tribulations trying to friggen get it set up so I could COMMENT YOU!!!
    I didn’t really pay attention to your latest blog, but I think you have a way of writing that I am diggin on. I speak sarcasm so I can appreciate some of the subtle nuances within your publishings.
    Anyway, I feel better now that I’ve gotten that out.
    Thanks for reading (or not reading probably) and I promise to read the blog again and pay attention this time.

  6. I so wish I could add an image to this comment! In my news reader, this post, “everybody has to start somewhere” was accompanied by a before/after ad showing a woman with wrinkles before, and without them afterward. Yeah, baby. SHE started somewhere, too! And the pictures were classic before/after pics, too. The before pic showed her looking sad, and the after pic showed a wrinkle-less, happy face.
    I love the creepy coincidental-ness

  7. This is the first time i’ve been back here since just after you posted that (mostly through lack of ever having time) and i can’t believe how long ago that was! I loved you in star trek and i love your writing dude, you got me through high school… ok and uni too – ta for that. i guess what this rambling geek out was meaning was, the rest of could see it coming, you’re awesome dude!

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