Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thank you

Dear friends and fellow writers,

Today is Sunday, and the three of us are sad because we have decided to close down The Literary Lab. The time feels right for letting go of something that we have put a lot of heart and energy into.

We are so grateful to everyone who has been a part of our community: reading, commenting, guest posting, and sharing your writing. Our hearts and minds have grown because of you. We have built friendships. We have become fans of your work. We thank you so, so much.

Because of you, we've also been able to put together some anthologies that we are really proud of. The energy we felt as we put your work out into the world was amazing. To top it off, we were able to donate money to some cool organizations and give some of you writers well-earned payment. We thank Becca for being our partner-in-crime for all of our anthologies, and C. N. Nevets for being our Tweeter for a time.

On a personal note, I'd like to deeply thank Scott and Michelle for being willing to take part in this with me. Both of them are going places, so I hope you will keep a close eye on them.

Michelle blogs at her site, Michelle D. Argyle, and her next book, The Breakaway, will be officially out on May 1st, followed by Bonded coming out in November.

Scott blogs at Six Words for a Hat, and his novel The Astrologer will be coming out in March of 2013.

As for me, I'm excited about the opportunity to start something new. I'm taking a little bit of time to reflect on what will be most meaningful to me, and if you're interested in finding out what I come up with, you can sign up on my mailing list. I'll be sure to let you know.

I sincerely hope that all of you writers out there will continue to remember what you love and strive to fill your life with those things. We'll probably be putting up a few more updates as we get the blog organized for any future readers who stumble upon it. (We have over 700 posts!) Writing is an amazing art form worthy of everything we put into it.

with love,

The Literary Lab