I am so happy. Content. A million words couldn't describe the joy I am feeling right now.
For those of you who don't follow my Steelsings circle, My favorite Author, Tamora Pierce, has just visited my fan site. Her words have touched my heart, and they bring tears to my eyes at this moment. I think only one person in the "outside" world knows how much this website means to me. This is not something I do because I don't have anything better to do. This is a big part of my life, and not everyone understands it. I don't treat this as just a thing that I do when I'm bored or lonely--- And no, I don't need a social life. If I had all the friends and lovers in the world, I would still be here, because I love what Steelsings has become.
Not many people can understand "my online friends." I mean, these days the media only report on the atrocities that happen over the internet, the "stalkers." People ask me, "do you really know who these people are? It could all be lies. People are not who they say they are." But its not like that. You just -know-. If you have to explain it, they will never understand it. It is a feeling that you have to learn for yourself.
But a visit from Tammy always gives me inspiration. You all will recall that I said I wanted to revive Steelsings at the time of Tammy's first visit. We have done it guys! We have! It just creeped up on us, but Steelsings has grown by leaps and bounds.
Thanks to alot of people who's love for Steelsings has kept us pushing through, who have kept us typing, imagining, dreaming, and not stopping until we got what we wanted.
here's the note that Tammy left on the Fantasy/News Board
"Hi, all! Having wandered haplessly through the ex-board labyrinth and the pop-up adverts, I am here with tidings: Tim and I just uploaded a massive webpage upgrade in almost all areas--the only things I didn't touch were pronunciations and fan links. I'm only going to do one more fanpage link page, over the summer--there are just so many coming in that I stopped being able to keep up more than a year ago. It's just taken me that long to admit defeat.
Steelsings folk need not worry. I moved your URL to the general links page, because in my opinion, this site is more semi-professional in its membership, materials, and design, and you have topics not completely devoted to my stuff. Steelsings will stay a regular link among the general ones like those with my publishers and writing friends. I guess I'm trying to say I think this page is very, very cool, and I am honored that I provide some of the inspiration." ---Tammy