This has been a really tumultuous few years for me. I’m doing contract work with an agency that I worked with in the past (6 years now). It’s been steady work, but difficult. I’m thankful I have work. When you are a writer you need a steady income until you can make a living at writing.
Since my divorce, a lot has changed. Yes, I’m gay. (Sorry, I know you didn’t ask.) That was a given and something I knew since I was five or so, but I really tried to do the straight life thing for over 20 years and it just didn’t work out for either of us. We simply parted ways. My kids and my sanity are much better for it. My soul, is much, much better for it. I love that I got two beautiful children out of the deal and a son-in-law.
I love writing! My laptop broke around three years ago, and I was so busy working I thought I could simply stop writing. Well, its not that easy. I have written my whole life. Even when I was a wee three-year-old, I told my mother I wanted to be a writer. I’d write short stories and scripts for me and my siblings. For my sixth grade essay in English class when we were asked what we would be when we grew up, I wrote, “I want to be a writer, and I don’t want to do drugs because I want my brain to remain intact.”
I think my English teacher got a laugh at that. But, she didn’t realize I had grown up in a household of drug addicts and alcoholics, and was being serious.
Throughout life, I’ve picked up on things easily. I have played guitar (self-taught) since I was 11. I have a Soundcloud site with a few pieces. I’ve been a singer/songwriter since I was 13. There is something inside me that wants to write anything from novels, to short stories, to poetry, to essays, to scripts, and then to music. I am a writer.
I probably enjoy understated humor the most and it could be why I enjoy British TV shows like the Vicar of Dibley.
I’m just not very good at promoting or marketing myself. I’m going to work this year on figuring that out. This age of the internet has opened so many possibilities for regular Joe’s like me. And so, please read and enjoy what I write. Thank you!