Sunday, May 9, 2010
Welcome to my blog.
My intent is to submit at least once a week (Sundays), with occasional excursions into topics other than the main one. That being said, what will be the weekly topic from which the occasional excursions deviate?
I thought hard about that one, folks.
On the one hand, I thought to do a “weight loss” blog, where I, in front of you, get to lose weight (or not) with you as witnesses through my eyes. Sounded good. Kinda like Julie and Julia in that, instead of cooking with butter, I’d be olive oiling my way to a slimmer me. What drove a stake into the heart of that idea was that I would have to do a “before” and “after” picture, and I’m not willing to pose for the “before.” I kinda like the one I’ve posted, taken in Fiji in 2008 by my wonderful friend and fellow writer, Dawn Ius.
Then came an epiphany. I’m an unpublished writer whose has been at it hard and steady for more than fifteen years. One who stopped counting rejections at three hundred when George W. battled John Kerry for the leader of POLITICS.
This blog, then, will be about my journey to publication. My ultimate goal is to publish a novel, but I will submit short stories, and poetry, even songs. And all of those experiences I will chronicle for you and me, the sad and joyous. The laughter and tears. The celebration and loneliness. You will have it all, I promise.
But this blog will only reach its climax when I have a novel on the New York Times best seller list. Then comes the ultimate celebration. Will you join me in the journey?
I’m a story teller. That’s how I define myself to the world. How I represent myself to you. How I see myself.
I’m half-a-man, right now. I can only be complete when people get to read my stories in print.
I’ve given up a lot for this opportunity. Marriage and family. A career. Perhaps my soul.
I will be 53 in September. It’s too late to go back. I’m set upon a road I have to follow to its end. I hope you’ll join me. It may be a bumpy ride for all of us, but I promise an exciting ride.
Posted by Rocky at 1:31 AM