Topic: (Newbie peeks around the corner into the Room ...)
I'm new (raw, actually) both to the site and trying to put coherent and entertaining thoughts to pen. I'm a whole 13-chapters into a book that I started around 4-years ago. Family has been urging me to keep working on it, but hey ... Life, right? Anyway, my daughter posted a meme to my FB page the other day which formed the basis of an epiphany for me:
"Life is going to get hard sometimes.
So get the f**k up and get your s**t together.
You're either an ocean or a puddle.
Don't be a puddle ... people walk through puddles like they're nothing.
Oceans f**king destroy cities."
A bit crass, but it struck a chord.
So ... here I am, in all my vulnerability. (I'd never considered the anxiety I'd face when putting "my story" out for people to actually read and comment on. I have this pervasive vision of "the cool kids" huddling in a corner and tittering, 'and he thought he could write?')
Maybe I can. Maybe I can't. The jury is in deliberations, but closing arguments have yet to be made in the case. My only goal is to pass along something my granddaughter can point to and say, "My Papa did this!" If I can share my journey with a few others as well, then so be it.
I've just posted the first chapter of my book. Please jump in and let me know what I did well, and what I need to improve.
Thanks for the welcome!