After a long absence, I have finally returned to my author’s website. I realize that there is no good excuse other than stating that even the life of an avid writer becomes cluttered with fundamentals of everyday living. There is work (after all, writing is a passion more than a paycheck), my final term of schooling, and the general tasks of daily development. But I’d like to think that I have continued to be productive, building upon my exposure for the sake of creativity.
For one thing, I have been reading quite a few more books than usual. Whether it is by my own volition or not is irrelevant, the important thing is that I am engaging in the stories of others. And the more I read, the insightful I become as a writer. Going back with a more open mind and reading Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea was nothing less than illuminating. Many modern day reviews have stated it as simply dragging on. (No doubt in comparison to some YA series.) But the very pages of his novel are saturated with symbolism. If you can read any page one-dimensionally, then you do truly not understand the words.
The same could be said about many stories. I guess that’s what I am trying to emphasize. A writer has to be flexible to every meaning of the word. We have to be open to learning new ideas and concepts, even though we may feel ours is flawless; because it is flawed. I find myself talking less these days. (Just as much anti-social as ever.) I listen and observe, especially to those that are willing to offer. I am constantly being taught new ways of discerning, and better ways of expressing.
In harmony with innovation, my website is altering its expression. So please bear with me as I try to make it accessible and interesting to all. And if you’re interested, you can follow my views on my Mobile Guide to War blog. Hope you find me site enjoyable and welcome back to my world!