I wanted to thank @ellowrites for their early support; thousands of reads have been assisted by their interest, kind attention, and reposts.
I know several basement writers, i.e., writers who are gifted and artful, but they shove their drafts into a crate in the basement and wish against reason that someone would barge into their home, break into their crate with a crowbar, and launch their work into the human world.
All I know is that I never wanted my art to slime out under a landfill.
Thanks, now and future readers, for sharing my journey in real time.
AND ellowrites is HOT SHIT.