I like writing. Granted, it’s more typing on a keyboard these days then actually writing, so why don’t we change it? Is it because ‘typing’ just doesn’t have the same sense of romanticism to it? Too office-y? Too…
Yeah… so.. I like writing. When I was a kid I always wanted to be a published (and successful) author of books. I use to write short stories or poems, and I even tried my hand at starting a book or three sometime around the age of 12, 17, and then again in my early 20’s.
I’m 43 now. And until a few months ago, I walked away from writing, totally, for the better part of 20 years. I’d like to tell you I had a good reason, but, like all excuses, none are truly ever good. In my case, I just felt like I wasn’t good enough.
Sure, I wrote here and there. Even entered a college writing contest and got 2nd place. But, it wasn’t the passion that I had as a kid. The flame had nearly died. The ‘living of life’ had almost killed my dreams.
But, thanks to some of the problems I have had, I found my ‘voice’ again. Writing my “Count Your Blessing” blogs rekindled something inside of me that encouraged me to look back and find the passion I had.
So, I started to blog, blogging turned to poems, poems to short story ideas, and that sparked my desire to start writing the Trilogy I came up with a long time ago. But for now, I will continue to blog, throw my stories out for whomever to read, practice my craft, and let my ideas flow onto paper.. or.. um.. whatever this medium would be called.
Cause, I still have stories to tell.