I enjoy rock climbing, running, playing with my dog, playing with my friends, taking and editing photos.
I used to write press releases and website content for a living but due to client budget cuts and unstable accounts, no longer do. I am grateful that now when I write it is strictly what I want to write.
I'm a non-denomonational Christian who's not sure and does not care if Jesus ever existed, non-denomonational Buddhist, socially liberal, honestly just confused about the economy, part of the "me-generation," which is actually not so at all. Sure we have a selfish side, but the Baby Boomers didn't?
I view writing as an accepted dependency that if I am not producing fiction I feel strung out and life feels emptier. Henry Miller: Writing is not life itself, but a means to a life more abundant.
The other reason I write is that it has always come naturally to me and that I did not choose to care so much about it. I wish I were as passionate about medicine or business as I am writing, I'd probably have a lot more money and own a car with air conditioning. Instead I am revising my third novel, the previous two were shit but taught me endurance, and enjoying it the same way a carpenter might enjoy building a house, or the way a husband loves his wife. I'm in it for the long haul, through the frustration, the set-backs, the times when I need more than my hands to count how many times I've revised a chapter, the times when I'm sick of the story and suddenly something new emerges, even if it's just a phrase, and it's all I can think about for hours, and the times when I just fucking hate it but couldn't imagine doing anything else with my time.
Besides, I've never bought into the idea that writing is lonely. It makes me feel more connected to the world and my species than anything I can imagine, even when it's just me typing on a laptop.
Favorite authors past and present: Henry Miller, Richard Brautigan, John Irving, Janet Fitch, Ernest Hemingway, Aimee Bender, John Krakauer.
Favorite books: The World According to Garp, The Catcher in the Rye, The Abortion, Black Spring, A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Into the Wild.
Hi Sean, sorry for the late thank-you, but I haven't forgotten. Moved to Germany, so I've been a bit busy. Anyway, thanks for the read and comment on Happy Hour - much appreciated. fos.
Thanks for your stellar comment on Just Desserts. It's so impossible to imagine being old when you are young.
Re; The Cough.Loved your comment about the understatement Sean. Thanks.
Thank you Sean for your comment on "The Red Slit".
Hope to see more great stuff like your "Life on TV".
Sean, I don't know you. I hope your comment on cons wasn't from a pro.
Thanks for the kind words, and welcome
Good to see ya here, Sean. Looking forward to reading your stuff.
Welcome Sean! Hope you enjoy your experiences here.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Sean. Hope you like it here.