Today was an important day for me. I have decided to re initiate my blog THE PENCIL PUSHER. My last post seems to have been in 2010. That is a long time to be silent,
Actually, I haven't been. I've been writing short stories, two of which were sent out and printed in the same month.
I have two novels written and one in the wings. I am in the final stages of of rewrite, for the largest one 671 pages, before sending it on to an agent. It is a horror/love story about my characters development. Through the vampires in my writing, I try to demonstrate character flaws, weaknesses, interpersonal relations, love, respect and honor.
It has been an interesting process for me during the writing to suddenly have the characters take over and speak, move, interrelate and lead you in writing a book. They have held my fingers hostage, to say and do what they want me to say and do for them.
Reading has always been my one great love and now writing, not for grants or Mission Statements or progress reports etc; but for the sheer pleasure of watching the people I've created flesh out and talk to me on an almost daily basis.
No! I don't need therapy.
I am a happy man, confident in my future and whatever lies before me and I hope to share that optimism with any and all who care to read it.
When I wrote my first post I wanted to describe what books I was reading and were on my bedside table, then unfortunately, I got distracted and pontificated. I still like portions of the language I used and expressions I declared in my old posts. But, since then the world has become a more difficult place. From today forward my posts will not be used for a self described Polemic to offer advice, or add to the nations unease.
They say everything you write using electronic medium will always be there. That is so true. I have lost many friends to death, relocation of both myself and others. Recently, I've also lost friends because of my political viewpoints.
If age has taught me anything it is that people are centered in their own beliefs and conceptions so I ask you to put aside yours as I put aside mine and focus on writing, reading and sharing.
Therefore, my bedside table will figure large in my posts as well as what I am working on. Today my bedside table has been replaced by a Kindle. The table could never hold all the books I've read since 2010.
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