Robert, I am truly honored by your words. If I could help every single writer who is serious about their craft, connect with who they need and what they need to succeed, I would do it every single day. I am just grateful to know that in some small way, I’ve been able to help and encourage you because you REALLY want this. I’m not going to invest my time and introduce someone to groups I belong to who isn’t at least as driven as I am to be a writer. You had already written three books.That was more than proof enough that talking to you and encouraging you was a worthy investment. However, I think you know me well enough to know that anyone who comes to me with this dream will be welcome with open arms. Just keep doing what you’re doing. This isn’t a side show or a hobby. This is our true calling and we have to keep our ears and eyes open and follow it through until we’re gone. Now get to work! 😉
I don’t like to use the word “hate,” but there is probably no better way to describe how I felt about making up stories when I was little. I truly HATED it. Whenever someone wanted me to “tell a story,” I couldn’t stand it. I went out of my way to avoid doing it. I remember when I used to play G.I. Joes with my cousin and brother and my cousin came up with the idea of pretending we were each making our own movies. We used sections of his room to pretend they were our own movie theaters and everything. But I hated that. Being younger than both of them and simply trying to fit in, I think all my effort went into that and for anyone who knows what that’s like, it was very intimidating as a nine-year-old.
The strange thing about that was that it was evident…
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