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And so it begins!

Posted by Mick on December 21, 2009 – 9:44 pm

Well, it hasn’t really started yet, but . . .

I’m leaving this post behind, so that future visitors to the site can look back and see what things were like in the before time.  2009 is going to be the year that I buckle down and work towards a major life change.  It may not happen, none of it may work, but I know this.  It happens now, or it doesn’t happen.  If I don’t get serious, the chances that are in front of me will be lost.  So welcome, my friends, to my journey.  You’re going to play a much more important part in this journey than you know.

I spent most of my life thinking that I couldn’t write.  It’s only in the last few years that I ever really tried to write.  That took some convincing.  It’s even more recently that I’ve been willing to accept that I might be a good writer, and in fact it’s hard for me to write that even now.  I’m fighting as hard as I can not edit that sentence out.  I’m sure some of you think I should have.

And fiction?  Tara was the fiction writer.  I was going to be a journalist.  I progressed from being certain I couldn’t write to being certain I couldn’t write fiction.  I’m rather stubborn.

However, most recently, I’ve come to realize that that doesn’t matter at all.  I like to write.  It’s work, but it’s work that I love.  And I love fiction.  I don’t call it fiction, I call it telling stories.  Fiction is serious.  Telling stories is fun.  And sometimes stories are true.

Writing that last paragraph made me incredibly happy.

I love writing.  I’m happiest when I write.  I should write for a living.  Why am I not writing for a living?  That ends now.

As we continue on this journey, I’ll fill in more and more of the backstory.  Consider this blog to be the “chopped and screwed” version of my path to artistic fulfillment.  You’re going to read the whimsical thoughts that go through my head – all day long.  You’re going to read the opinions that burst into my skull and scream at me until I share them with you.  You’re going to follow Tara and I has we attempt to experience all the geek pleasures we can.  And you’re going to follow me on a journey as I attempt to become a professional writer and leave my day job behind.  I’m not walking away from my current career until I’ve proven myself, so I’m going to push myself to do two full time jobs.  Luckily, lots of my second career involves what I already do for fun – movies and concerts and geekery of all sorts. I’m going to keep doing what I do, and I’m going to tell you all about it.

But we’re going to add to that.  I’m writing multiple movies this year.  I’m writing multiple short films this year.  I’m training to be a director. I’m going to tell stories and make films.

And doing this blog.  That’s where you come in.  Friends, I need to write every day.  I need to remind myself every day what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.  I need you to help keep me honest.

I have friends who are working their asses off to make some dreams come true.  They will succeed with or without my help.  I can watch them succeed without me, or I can work my ass off with them.

I can not let this chance pass me by.


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  1. 1. Tara Said:

    you rock. that is all.

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