Monday, July 10, 2017

Life update

This blog is not meant to be a blog to teach the craft of writing. I have always wanted to set an informal tone here. There are a plethora of "professional bloggers" out there as if it was a job. Perhaps they make money. Maybe it is a job for some. I'm not out to be one of those bloggers. I want a blog to highlight the books I have and will write in the future. I want to give a glimpse at my journey as a writer which includes events happening in my personal life. To my blog readers, I want to give you something to read while enjoying a cup of coffee or beverage of your choice. Perhaps this blog is your go to bathroom reader.

Over the past year, I've been a substitute teacher. Sometimes it's a full-time job. I'm also a parent of a young man in middle school and another in high school. The latter has high-functioning autism. The other one in middle school is busy on the swim team, Boy Scouts, youth group, and I know there are other things. So, after a day of working and shuttling kids around, it leaves little time for writing, unless I sacrifice sleep. I'm at an age where I can't just stay up late anymore and function the next morning.

My wife, who is a special education teacher, has been battling esophageal cancer. I take the time to keep my own health up. Life has placed frustrating constraints on my time. It has sucked my energy. Anyway, I keep coming up with different directions to take Jimmy Miller. Totally revamp it or just finish book 3. I'm doing both. Book 3 is coming along, but the closer I get to the end, the more difficult it is to finish it.

I feel like I'm ranting. Well, I am a bit of a ranter, if "ranter" is a real word. Anyway, this is a brief update. I hope to do more blog writing later. Now, I'm doing two of them.

Be good to yourselves!

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