Writer – 2015
In the old days, if one chose to be a writer, the start-up procedure was a lot less intense. You had a pencil, in fact, a whole bunch of them, a sharpener, book or sheaf of blank paper and a quiet place to create your masterpiece.
These days it takes a lot more. We are, after all living in the digital age.
Then one day, after many years of just writing a bit of this, a touch of that, someone, a kind, well-intentioned person said.
“You are a Writer, Richard. Why don’t you publish a book?”
And so it started. I spent the better part of 2014 diligently writing or rather banging away at the computer keyboard.
One page a day, with the dream of accumulating 350 odd pages by the end of the year.
Now the editing would start, honing that rough draft into something I would be proud of. Something I could present to some grateful publisher.
Around December 15th, 2014, I bumped into that same kind person at a local supermarket. After exchanging season greetings and exchanging personal and family news, she said.
“You know what you should do now?” I had walked right into this I thought!
“You need a writer’s website and blog!”
And before I knew it, I was involved with just that, only surfacing again in mid-January, 2015.
This had become a never-ending story?