The stone the builder refused
Not much I have to lose, just a great deal to prove
Boulder on my shoulder
Why ask why
In vain is insane...You'll surprise yourself when you apply yourself
About me, I feel humility can take your far. Accountability is very necessary. Author is such a soft word in my personal opinion. I consider myself a writer. It's so much more provocative. Edgy. Has a 'starving artist' ring to it. A writer is so much more...a poet, an artist, a philosopher, a student of life, and a manipulator of language.
My content is urban and gritty. Literary ability still lies beneath my mentality nonetheless. I may refine certain things but at the core I am who, as well as what, I am and I'm proud of it. Suppose I've been desensitized by growing up amidst debauchery.
***For the record, I don't care about the ED. I don't get caught up in the hype because my content isn't what Harper Collins seeks. I'm perfectly okay with that. I only look for constructive crit. and I'm only here to network. I have 6 titles, only four have been submitted, that I labor to edit and polish to a shine with every spare minute I have. It may be foolish to take on so much at a time and I can only hope I haven't spread myself too thin but it's just the way I am. So bear with me if I owe you a return read. It may take a while but I haven't forgotten about you.
To all the readers who gloss over my work in anonymity and refrain from commenting only to fix their crosshairs on the star rating of my material, plunging it into the woeful 3's, you have been acknowledged and you're welcome.
I suppose I come off as a jerk. But I'm a forthright, unapologetic, cool jerk. Stay thirsty my "friends."
In a long delayed epiphany I have discovered that writers shouldn't chastise themselves concerning content. You may think your content isn't significant/relevant/a big deal. As a writer it is your aim to Make it a big deal in your own unique way. So do your thing. In a way that only You can do it. Godspeed. The End.
Never make light of what you do. Some people say being an author is an easy, lazy, wish-washy way to earn a living, if, in fact, you are being compensated for your writing. That may or may not be true but if the free world and modern civilization as we know them came crashing down on our collective heads I would continue to write my thoughts...in the sand.
*2/2612- Terminal Velocity and A Perfect Mistake coming soon.
******Everything submitted is complete, only portions have been uploaded.
@ignisFatuus22 on Twitter.
*12/8/11 Congratulations to my friend Michel Prince on her recent success! I'll drink to that.
V for Vendetta-Alan Moore
The Green Mile-Stephen King
The Street Lawyer-John Grisham
The Bad Place-Dean Koontz
Their Eyes Were Watching God-Zora Neale Hurston
HarperCollins is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.