2003 and my oldest son, Lynden, was born. That’s how the whole thing began. I was up late at night, walking the house with a (now 11 year old) in my arms and learning to live with little sleep. It was then that I began staying up when Lynden would fall back to sleep and penning Marky, Slash & Levy Bk1. I could not wait for the next day to come and, once evening, sit down and write another page, or two out. That gave way to 5 completed books and a 6th in works.
2014 and for the past three months, not one word written, not a page, not a period. My paycheck jobs calls my name for 50 hours a week and then it has been a homecoming to a paintbrush and hammer until midnight. It wears on couple, who are learning to live together and raise a family of different personalities. Both wanting our new home to be finished but yet, at times, to exhausted to pick up that brush or swing that hammer. When I look on our front porch, I see boxes of notes and drawings asking to be opened and yet they sit.
Now the important part!
Ask me if I would trade any of it! No, will be the only answer you will ever hear from me. Tired, yes I am tired, so tired that on a single solitary day and night that my wife and I have with no children at home, I fall asleep on the couch for six hours, during the daytime. Do I miss writing, YES! I miss it so much that I feel as though things are slipping by and everything hangs in the balance. I think about how my designer Danny, needs the next set of drawings to begin on and how they are boxed away on the confines of our front porch. But yet, it will be done and it will look great!
On the road to success it is important to me not to ignore the success that happens every day in my life as a writer, a father and a husband! You see when you are building a foundation of love and hope, everything else will fall into place once that foundation is complete. Three months of no writing may drive me insane, but with my God willing, a writing career does await and Marky, Slash & Levy, Barney & Lexi and The Boondock Kids will reach shelves across this nation and I will give my credit and praise up to my God! Patience is a virtue and must not be misused and it is for that reason, that while I miss my writing very much, I put my nose back to the wall and keep that brush moving. Almost there, just keeping it real and keeping it strong!
The word Maverick means, nonconformist. A term I hold very dear, for I will do this on my own, with the help of God, and I shall see my labor reached in time, I will however, conform to no critique, no review and no rejection. I will Live With Passion!
Until next time,