Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Writing for the Sake of Writing

Greetings Fellow Readers,

Happy Tuesday!

For those of you still following, I issued a massive update to Shadow Galactic a couple weeks ago (almost 100,000+ words).  By now, the Amazon Kindle store should have issued an automatic update for everyone who still owns a copy.

I've also added Shadow Galactic to iBooks, Nook Press, and Google Play Books.  Yeah, I know I've been sitting on this book for a while now - it turned 2 years old on 1/22/15  - but between life and everything else that comes with it, it's been hard to find the time to complete something really new.  Plus, it's really a labor or love, as it turns out.  It's not a way to get rich, unless you're very lucky, very connected, or insanely talented.

But still I feel compelled to write.  Until now, I thought it was to write my own ticket, but since I've been chasing that rabbit for 21 years without any measurable financial success, I needed to ask myself why I really did it the first place, and why I still feel the calling every time I close my eyes.


Because it's part of who I am.  Writing is part of how I express myself, and it turns out I've always had great big stories to tell.  I know they're not perfect for everyone who reads them, but that's okay, because they're me.  They're a work in progress, just like me.  My writing voice cracks like the squeaky-voice teenager from the Simpsons, but the more I use it, the stronger and clearer it gets.

I've formed a writing group with my wife and best friends, and we're going over the prompts we want to work with tomorrow.  I'll be posting my pieces here, after they've gone through the wringer.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who still follows this blog.

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