Abraham Maslow said “A musician must make his music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself”.
From a very early age I knew that I was a writer.Later in life I became a musician, a student, a husband, a father, an employee, a coach…but I always knew that for me it had to come back to writing. I have written for magazines, my university school newspaper, children’s stories and for the local newspaper…so yes I can technically call myself a “professional writer” as I have actually been paid to write in the past. Although I find I am not as passionate about writing when it is what some else tells me I have to write about.
So it always comes back to that Maslow quote… a poet (or any other writer in this case) must write to truly be at peace. I feel I have lots of great ideas and have an uncanny ability to start a number of different writing projects, but tend to have more difficulty finishing them ;-)
So this blog will hopefully serve to hold me accountable to my craft. I will post the inital chapter(s) of one of my books that I have started. I will then endeavor to add new chapters on a regular basis…perhaps the clammouring of the soon-to-be millions of fans will hold my feet to the fire.
It will be raw, unedited and most likely thrown together at the last possible minute…but it will be me following my passion and that is what we all should strive for…isn’t it?
So to my family, friends and strangers alike, please read what follows…love it or hate it…but always know it brings me peace.