Saturday, May 7, 2011

This Has Happened

















Dear You,

How have you been?

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything of real length and I am sorry for that. Life’s been pretty chaotic over the last few months. I got hijacked at gunpoint (and got over it). Jon, the photographer for I Wrote This For You, has moved from Japan to Germany. Some important people lived or died. The world turned and clocks, quite audibly, tocked. I went on hiatus for a month to deal with things.

I was not idle. Things happened. I will try my best to construct my next sentences in a way that accurately portrays them.

I Wrote This For You now has a publishing contract with ireadiwrite. I Wrote This For You, put in the order in which things happened and complimented by a series of unique entries, will become available in a variety of different formats in the coming months, many of which you’ll be able to hold in your hands.

As of several hours ago, while I was sleeping, it became possible to subscribe to I Wrote This For You on your kindle.

It is Saturday morning, 11:00am, I am writing this in my pajamas and asking you to please go to this link


and let the world know how you feel about I Wrote This For You. Like it if you do, in fact, like it. It would mean a lot to us and if you can’t subscribe yourself or don't have a kindle (I don't), simply telling someone about it, posting this letter or tweeting a link will be just as truly and sincerely appreciated (if you write ‘iwrotethisforyou.me’ on a napkin in a restaurant or on your arm or on somewhere where it can be found as it was intended to be, you will win a place in my heart forever and I’ll post photos to the facebook group if you do).

It is now getting cold here, on this side of the world. I will build a fire soon. I checked my mail on my phone at 7:48am this morning and haven’t been able to go back to sleep.

I had to let someone know. Thank you for reading and for listening and for writing. You mean more than the world to me. Thank you.

- Me.

Writer of I Wrote This For You.

PS. I miss you and hope that things will always be better. With any luck, if things go very, very well, I may even see you soon.

33 comments:

Nipun said...

awesome!
Congrats Ian!
hope everything's good with u..

E. said...

Congratulations!
this made my day for some reason :)

Shara said...

congrats!!! this is such exciting news i know personally i cant wait for a book version, it would be incredible to be able to hold your work in my hands. it saddens me to no end that i dont have a kindle to right now to but your app. but i wish everyone the best and cant wait for more <3

Liza Macalandag said...

Kudos! You continue to be an inspiration to us. :)

Robyn said...

There's been a lot of crap things happening this year, so it makes me really happy that you're getting published. <3

Anonymous said...

I wrote this for Me.

Me said...

I figure doing that once or twice every four years is ok.

sephyr said...

This is one of those rare moments when I'm so happy for someone else I'm likely to fly into a million tiny fragments. Congratulations ^_^

Anonymous said...

*Smile*

Anonymous said...

This is such wonderful news. Thank you for everything :)

jac said...

And this is why we keep fighting. Congratulations.

cartographerofyourhair said...

i am so immensely proud! congratulations! ^.^ i can't blame you for being unable to sleep. stay warm, safe and happy!
with love and appreciation,
The Cartographer of You

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

I don't know anything about you, except that you exist and your existence brightens my life more than people I know in person.

How you are able to do this is beyond me.

<3

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear from you again. :)

Darla said...

Awesome.
Congrats. ;-)

Anonymous said...

This is great news! We're so proud of you.

Nat said...

This is so wonderful, Ian... I will most certainly spread the word.

xoxo,
me

Nat said...

This is wonderful news, Ian... I will most certainly spread the word!

xoxo,
me

Anonymous said...

:) this is great. absolutely great. Like a big huge "finally". Glad you're back. We've all missed you so.

Big Mark 243 said...

Hurrah! I am happy for you and will try to promote your kindle thingy as much as possible... I don't own one myself but... anywho, this could not have happened to a more deserving person (that I think I know!!)

Be well.

Love & Rockets!
Mark

Anonymous said...

I wish I had a kindle, this would have been the best birthday gift I could receive this year. Now, I'll have to wait for the book version. Thank you for doing this! ♥

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you. :)

Anonymous said...

I did not know beauty exists in words to this extent until I found your blog. When I found it, I spent every day reading the archives until I read everything I had missed. Thank you, truly, for your inspiration, it takes my breath away every time. I will be sure to get the kindle edition. Congrats!

Rix said...

Oh wow. Congrats, Iain! I am currently squeeing in excitement. I don't know if the book will be on Philippine bookstores, but I would definitely find a way to get my hands on a copy of the physical book (I don't have a Kindle and I like holding onto actual pages when I read)!

Thank you for writing this, all of this, for me. ♥

- @GulamanGirl on Twitter

Me said...

It means the world to me that you share the excitement I have for this.

You are the best reader a writer could have.

Chop said...

This is the Most Fantastic.

Dead trees next? Pretty please. Sexy coffeetable book.

Ihangoneverywordyousay said...

I know its selfish, but I don't want things to change. I'm going to miss you. In fact, I already miss you.
Try not to stay away for too long.
You're holding the pieces together.

Kate said...

I've missed your posts so much! Congrats on all the new developments

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, this is beautiful news.

denizen of the deep said...

''I got hijacked at gunpoint''- what happened?

scarlet said...

Congratulations - and very well deserved. I certainly like... and have blogged as much: http://scarletnguni.com/2011/05/14/message-in-an-ether-bottle/

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!!
I love you and your words!!!

clariz said...

you touched my heart with every word you said...!
congrats and more inspiring words from you...!