Why I Write

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It’s not about the prettiness of the prose. It’s about painting a picture. Telling a story. Getting someone who only knows me through my words from point A to point B in a way that keeps them engaged. That’s what does it for me.

So that’s what I do. I write. I also edit, too, but I’m not quite as good at that one, so this post may (might? Who knows, I don’t have an editor!) contain some errors. Doubly so if I decide not to edit it at all. But as I scratch the stubble on my chin and suppress a yawn, I come to a conclusion: it doesn’t matter if I do. Because, the reality is, you’ve read this far. I’ve already gotten you to come along on a journey with me. That’s why I write.

Besides, what else am I going to do at five o’clock in the morning?

(For full disclosure, this post was written at 5:10 a.m. on a groggy Saturday morning. If you want more irrational nonsense, don’t forget to follow on Twitter.)

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The Allegory of Stanley — Now LIVE!!

Here it is, folks! My first novella (click those blue words to check it out).

FINAL COVER

Mind you, it was an experiment in trying my hand at sitting down and churning out a full story, nothing more. So love it for what it is! Or hate it. But remember, it’s easier to hate than it is to create.

Trendy Starbucks hipster quotes aside, If you choose to pick it up, definitely read the author’s note and bio at the end. There’s more to come, and next time it’ll be bigger (full-scale novel coming up), better (my writing has grown exponentially in the past seven months since this was written) and potentially picked up by an official publisher! Stay tuned, people!

On a slightly unrelated note, if you couldn’t care less about the book itself but are wondering who made that sexy cover art, hit me up at my fledgling business blog where we can talk rates and whatnot, if you’re so inclined.

Gamerrob Readers, Heed My Call

A lot of you read this blog, that I know for a fact. But out of my subscriber base, I am not sure how many genuinely look forward to receiving a new post here or there. So, seriously speaking, if I were to give away free copies of my first book (it’s a novella, but a tight as hell one) on here, how many of you would actually bite? When it comes out in August (6/29/15 Update: its anticipated release period is now late fall-early winter, as I’ve got some interesting plans in mind for it between now and then), would anyone here want to read it via a free digital copy? iStock_000016885438XSmall

I’m just curious and testing the waters here. If you are interested, leave a comment. Or a like. These are how I will gauge interest towards the project. I’m not doing this out of vanity, that’s not the point. I just want to see if, beyond the occasional random internet wanderer, I actually have a following that would like to see my edited, professional work, in addition to the rants and raves of the blog-sphere.