I'm just an average guy pursuing his dream. Ever since winning a creative writing award in fifth grade, I've focused on telling stories for a living. For over thirty years I've had small success writing movie trailers, screenplays, animation, web shorts, and Blu-ray content. In order to push my writing into supporting myself, I've walked away from two careers and wiped out tow life savings. Most recently I turned down a promotion so I could have more time to write... that little maneuver forced me into short selling a home.
Do I have regrets? No. Life is too short to be doing what I don't want to do. Today I'm focused on supporting my wife and son in LA and negotiating any hours I can to write out my ideas. In addition to the five novels I've completed, (all of which should be published by 2013) I have outlines for twelve more. I have plenty to keep me busy for the rest of my life.
Am I any good? I think so, and since writing is purely subjective, I'll stand by my opinion. If my son grow up and says, "you were delusional, dad" then maybe I'll have doubts.
Why do I write?
Writing makes me feel focused. When I write, I feel like I'm part of a higher purpose. Writing makes me feel accomplished. It gives me joy. When I write I feel connected to something greater than myself. Writing soothes my soul. Writing makes me feel acutely alive. Writing is the only place where I feel I have control over the universe. Writing is my one and only drug. There is no greater pastime for me.
To my employers: I'm committed to my job. I have and always will give a hundred-and-ten percent. Outside the office I'll be doing some "homework." The two occupations shall never cross paths.
To my wife and son: I am committed to being the best husband and father I can possibly be. I will always strive to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your patience.
Love, hubby-daddy D.
(See favorite authors/books) Popular Science, The Economist, Science Magazine, Consumer Electronics Show, BBC America, and most of all: getting out and experiencing life.
Untitled historical fiction and untitled science fiction
Writing, prognosticating the future, reading, movies, traveling, photography, scuba diving, white water rafting, singing (in the car or shower), and generally making a fool of myself.
St. Jude, Doctors without Borders, Peace Corps, Humane Society, Aids Research Alliance
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