I never took advantage of the the opportunity to work with her through WOTF and now, I regret to say, I will never get the chance to ever again.
Life is short. Count everyday as a blessing. Don't put off until tomorrow what you should of done today.
Still floating around here, although a certain John William Johnson has contacted me and informed me that he has been publishing under the name of J. W. Johnson for twenty-five years and he will take whatever action he deems necessary to protect his name. I'm not sure how I am going to handle this news. Personally, I am not egotistical enough to think that I am the only person on the planet that goes by that name. From black poets early in the last century, to songwriters and photographers and artist's, there are several people using that name. I believe there is even someone in the porno business from all the x-rated spam I get. Luckily for him (I guess) my writing skills are not polished enough for him to have anything to be worried about and I'm not sure about how I feel about trying to publish under a name that people wont recognize who I am. Writing in a different genre from what he does may be enough of a difference to seperate us, but I dont know. 'Guess I'll let the publishing company figure it out.
It really doen't matter what name a work is published under. What matters is the work. I promised one lady reader on my blog that she would love my book one day (sorry your comment got lost when I got hacked). It wasn't a vain promise that she would love my writing, it was a promise that the book would be written. Whether it's under this name or some other, I cant tell you. In the mean time I'm going to keep writing and keep polishing until it gets published.