I recently watched a video of Steve Harvey addressing the crowd after a taping of family feud. There was something in what he said that really got me thinking about my own life. No matter if you are a Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or anything else, you have to admit that his words ring true. Check out the link at the bottom. The crux of what he is saying is that you have to learn to jump off that comfortable ledge you are on if you ever hope to have lived. You are not meant to play it safe in life. Yes, you area going to get bruised and cut. Yes, you are going to experience pain, but your parachute will open and you will survive.
It was hard deciding to try and write a novel, but that wasn’t the hardest part of all. Writing is easy if you are never going to let anyone read what you wrote. Actually, putting the thing out there was the hardest part of all. I’m a Highly Sensitive Person and my biggest fear is criticism, both positive and negative. But learning to deal with that is a choice. I could hide, but what good is that going to do me? Ultimately I did it. My book, No Name was self published. A friend of mine recently pointed out that I’ve come a long way in a year. It’s true, and there is really no way to describe how different I feel over all.
So, next week, when I’m done with my current rounds of editing for my upcoming book, I am going to try something new. I’d like to try and write a series of smaller works to offer on my Facebook site, for all of you wonderful people to read. Let’s see how many people actually read them. The working title of the story line is, “Haley, Space Assassin.” What is it bout? Well, I guess you are just going to have to tune in and read it for yourself. I’m not sure where this experiment will end, but it should be tons of fun.
Until then, take a look at this video. I hope you enjoy it. I really enjoyed it!
-Your Humble Servant, Bryan the Writer