Lots of really positive responses from readers of "Looking for Rick," one writer from Bread Loaf reminding me to "keep taking chances." I am way too nervous about taking chances. On stories about blow jobs, at least. Once again, I seem to have more readers on Facebook than twitter. Or my twitter readers don't like the story as much as my Facebook readers, who overlap, but aren't the same. Social media provides such direct contact with readers, makes publishing seem real.
My excited tweet about FOURTH GENRE has elicited an avalanche of congratulations, 550 likes and still climbing. It really does feel like a career high point to me, maybe even more than the five Notable listings in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS. Embarrassingly, one of the editors (Joey Franklin) noticed the post and wrote a nice response.