Thursday, May 25, 2017
"Ways of War" Has Taken on a Life of Its Own
I've spent the last two years writing then publishing "Ways of War". It is a process that has involved many sleepless nights and long days at work in anticipation of returning to the storyline that evolved over time. “Ways of War” has taken on a life of its own.
Tonight as I sit back and reflect on this journey I realize that not only have I created something from nothing. Watching it expand and grow has shown me that while I have been on a journey to complete a novel I have also been on a journey that has tested me and made me question myself and my strength. I have learned many things about myself. Some of which surprise me. The biggest surprise is I have completed it. The second is that I have become brave enough to share it. I think the third surprise is one that I find most amusing. I am having fun with it.
“Ways of War” is becoming my compass. The experience is one that I will use to guide me as I continue on this journey. “Ways of War” will soon be available in bookstores all over the country (maybe even the world). As I reflect on this I realize what I’ve accomplished. It is still early in the game, but with the help of friends and family and the many souls on fire that lifts me and encourages me I will continue on my quest. I will complete “Usher of Truth” which should be published on the heels of “Ways of War”. I will then return the pen to page and create “Days of Doom” which I hope will continue to inspire and intrigue.
My final hope with this series is to be able to create a connection. Even though the series is one of intrigue, it is also a series about people, and the struggle to survive during a time of war. This series will show how resilient human nature can be. It will also demonstrate compassion for those who in a way have been forgotten. If I can communicate a message to my readers, it will be one of hope. We must always strive to reach out to one another and be of service to those who could use a helping hand. Remember those that have served before you that you may do justice to them by serving others after they are gone.