I have entered the self-pub arena like a lot of you out there. This Saturday I am launching my third title, Darnay Road. Many of you are familiar with this story as you were with me in its development. You know I treasure you as readers. Why? Because my tried and true readers get what I’m trying to do. What am I trying to do? Have a true voice. I am not expecting to be loved by the masses. I’ve never sought that. To me, that is a tough place and it always seems you must give up your true self to be loved by many. I am looking for those who get me. I know I’m different. I am different in life so why wouldn’t that show up in my writing?
I know, it’s adolescent to think you’re different. But I am old enough to know my approach to life is in a more narrow category. And here’s the kicker. If I were a blood type I would be universal. I am not held out of any one social group. I fit well with most and it’s not because I have adaptability on some high level. Rather, it’s because I am genuinely interested in people. That’s all. I love and respect people. I believe they are worthy of that until they teach me otherwise. And I do that with an openness based on knowledge. I’m not naive or in denial. I have seen too much. But I stay open. I think that’s the secret to eternal youth. Stay open. Being right is not enough. Being right is a lonely old road. Stay open. Keep giving of yourself. Keep loving.