One of the biggest challenges I face as a writer is friends and family. Yes, I realize I am possibly venturing into hazardous lanes here. I don’t mean this in a critical way. This is simply the group I have the most difficult time explaining my vision of writing to.
1983 is the first time I started writing machine code. This is how many years I’ve been addicted to computers and technology. To be honest, I still love it. Taking this into consideration, you can see why I freeze up when I call a friend, or walk into someone’s home, and they ask me how my job hunt is going.
When someone says, “I’m writing a book.” People hear,”I don’t really want to look for a job, so I’m saying I’m writing a book.” It is a tough sale, being seen as the “Corporate Guy” for over two decades and now being known as the “Creative Guy”. It is like asking people who know me to make a long stretch, take a ninety degree bend to the left, another to right, and then straight up.
As you can probably tell, I still have not found a solution to this. I am hoping my books will help convince folks. Please do not take this blog post wrong. I have a lot of support from family and friends. I just find myself inside an awkward irony. I am writing “Transformational Fiction”, but I find communicating what I do with those I am closest to difficult. Fact is sometimes stranger than fiction.