Tuesday, September 08, 2015

I Return

An intense hacker attack, a seven day hospitalization, all of these would seemingly be terrible things. But I have wrested back control of this account, filed the necessary police reports, contacted the FBI, and want to return to the way things always been. There is a story here, when I have the energy to plow through it again.

I have good news. I don't know how many of you read The Sun Magazine, but it is one of my favorites. The erstwhile editor Sy has kept two of my pieces this time six months, when they would normally be summarily rejected within days. This is very promising. I won't be able to put the content up here if published, but I will be very happy and be paid for the endeavor.

We all make our way somehow. Creative writing has been good for me recently, but I have dipped my toe into many pools along the way. I still have a long way to go, and acknowledge it, but am beginning to have fun and acknowledge the ride along the way. Maybe, as one of my teacher acknowledged, I have a talent and am beginning to show evidence of it.

Some write op/eds, some write for Jezebel on occasion. I have brushed up against those worlds. But now is time to revamp my latest short story and add more me to the brew. Like many writers, I push myself back, way back to the back, and to an extent that's okay. Makes you understand why so many writers are alcoholics. My favorite writer of all time is O.Henry, a Southern boy like me who just wanted to be left alone and write. And much the same could be said about me.

I've realized a lot the past several days. The power of love, a partner who loves you, and the way God shows up when least expected. It's almost been spooky. Big changes are afoot, and maybe I'll get back to things the way they were, or close to the way they were.

In the meantime, keep writing yourself!

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