I self-published two novels, Leaning and Bound. I played with blogging but never committed to a topic or a format. I couldn't image what I could have to say that might strike a chord, or be interesting or new. Lack of commitment? Lack of confidence?
A new beginning.
Many consider a beginning a time of growth, of expansion, of new life.
My perspective shifted in the early morning hours of March 15, 2015 when officers from the Sheriff's department showed up on my doorstep. My son died that night at the age of 19 in an accident involving a fire arm. I still can't talk about it without crying, 2 years, four months, and 12 days later. Not that I'm counting.
Every step since has been like a new beginning because my world is different. It feels different. And sometimes, I need experiences to be very different from when Kole was alive. This new beginning feels difficult, not new or beautiful.
When Kole died, and for many, many, months afterward, the colors of the world muted for me. Everything felt smaller. It felt like less possibility resided in the world.
I didn't stop writing, but I did stop writing publicly. Some of the private writing will become public in this, my new beginning. It will be laced with pieces of my sad journey, but will also include happiness, recipes, photos, and favorite stories of varied types.
I hope some will join me on this journey, as it is a trail I do not walk alone, but regardless, I will be here.
Up, Up, and Awake:
Bound, coming soon!
Discovery Ski Hill, New Year's Eve 2012
George Carlin Bit Featured in Leaning
And it's Live! Just Like That!
The New Norm
Attention Self Published Authors! Submission Request!
Bound, The Sequel to Leaning
Screen Shot of Leaning on Amazon Best Sellers Page
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Collection of Funny, Family Sayings
It's Never Too Late...
Flaws and Research