Communication is the tool we use to make or keep contact with others. Certainly this blog is one way to communicate with fellow Five Star authors and readers. We keep in touch with our friends by communicating in many ways, on the phone, by email, and on Face book or other various social media networks. We used to write letters, and the decline of that form of communication is an ongoing lament which I've addressed in previous blogs, and still get comments about from my adult children to whom I write long emails occasionally.
I can honestly say that as my age creeps up, I have succumbed to brief ways of communication at times, out of necessity, but not to text ing. Never to text ing. That process of communication goes against the grain for me as a grammarian, a lover of words and as an author and a conversationalist.
Mary Higgins Clark has written over 50 books, is still writing, and she and I are the same age. When all else fails, books and writing become my personal way of communicating. A reviewer of one of my novels once wrote that my style of writing is similar to the style of Mary Higgins Clark. I was elated at that comment; those kind of kudos keep me writing, and I imagine fellow authors feel the same way.
In her memoir, Anna Quindlen mused about herself and wrote "I hope she writes as often as she cares to, and there are still readers who resonate to her words." I embrace that thought. I still wait for a book out there in publisher land , but continue to write. In May I intend to take a little hiatus from blogging on Author Expressions on the fourth Friday. My health demands a little rest, so I shall wait until June to communicate
with friends everywhere. Here's hoping you all have a delightful, rejuvenating spring.