Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Week of Writerly Thanks: Tuesday

The world is a really big place.

24,901 miles around at the equator, to be a little more accurate.

That's a whole lot of earth to be hugging, but in the last few years, this world has gotten so much smaller. As a writer, I can't begin to express how awesomely amazing that is. All because of the internet, I've been able to meet amazing people (see HERE), see beautiful places I wouldn't otherwise be able to see, and figure out (to a reasonable degree) the overwhelming publishing industry.

Thanks to the internet, I've learned about books I probably would've never picked up, met characters in exotic places that actually exist and I can find pictures of, and overall, made me feel like just a tiny bit bigger of a fish in this gigantic pond.

I've grown so attached to the internet, when I don't have access, it's a bit like losing that 6th sense (no, not the seeing dead people one, *shudders* I don't EVER want that one...).

I guess that means also, that I need to also give thanks to Al Gore. Since, yanno, he is arguably the creator / discoverer / inventor / genius dude behind the internet.

Yeah, so thanks, yo.


Julie Dao said...

DITTO! I love the Internet not only because of all the writer friends I've made and the incredible wealth of information out there, but (and this is kind of sad) how else would we keep in touch with most of our family and old friends?

Windy Aphayrath said...

Julie - I agree on keeping in touch with distant family and friends. The internet is like one big group hug!

Angie said...

Oh, yes. Me too!