So, for those four or five followers of my blog, some of you may have surmised that I am in the process or writing a story. And if you haven’t guessed that, perhaps you should pay attention to the fact that I just published four chapters on this blog, with shameless plugs on my Facebook page and the Adventures of Big Red page.
These are rough chapters – rough drafts really. However, as I am writing, things are starting to take shape and a story is emerging. I can’t say I know why the inspiration hit me and these ideas were created, but I have always known that eventually I would write a novel, short story, or maybe just a series of ramblings and in the end get myself published. It’s been a passion of mine for a long time, and when I started this blog nearly a year ago I had high hopes that the constant writing would lay a foundation for such a book.
But I have been lax and life gets in the way of sitting down to write. I had not been keeping up on the blog very well at all. The day job turns into a night job, and the weekends turn into other series of adventures with my family and friends. So the blog and the creativity sits silent at the far reaches of my dusty brain. In fact, often its the work that seems to dull the creativity, replaced with logic, numbers, and HR issues.
I have made a decision, though, that all these are just excuses. I have met some extraordinary people in the last year that have, though they probably don’t know this, inspired me to do more. I have seen people fight through all the dull moments in life, find ways to make time to do what they love, and still manage to spend time with family and friends. I have met and worked with a whole cast of characters that beg to be written, where truth has been stranger than fiction, and their actions have been both tragic and heroic while seeming so mundane.
Point is, there is creativity still in me. And I am slowly dusting the cobwebs, kicking in the old doors, and trying to channel my thoughts to some new personal achievements. I can’t promise that I will end up writing a novel that everyone will enjoy, nor will become a best seller with a movie deal. However, I will do my best to continue the saga and tell an amusing yarn. And if no one but my family reads and enjoys it, I will be satisfied with that.
What’s the point of this letter? Well, for those three or four that have enjoyed the first four chapters, I am afraid to say that you’ll not be getting many more complete reads in the coming weeks or months. I may throw some thoughts out there from time to time, but it won’t be any more full chapters. It’s time to focus in on the work, write, re-write, write, and discover what it is that I want to tell.
I will do my best to keep anyone interested on the writing and the progress. Don’t lose faith. I’ll figure this all out.
Your Humble Author