Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Miles From Ordinary

You know what the mark of a true writer is?

We're misunderstood.

Sure, we have our shortfalls. But we keep on trudging on in our imaginary worlds. And it's only until we have something printed that we truly experience the fruits of our many labors. There are times in which I feel like the character Miles, from Sideways. He's got the stuff, he works hard at his stories. He's a pretty normal guy. But every time he comes in contact with someone, things are out of place. They live in a very different world than he does; where drinking heavily, not having to work for anything, and having multiple relationships is the norm. But, he's just a guy trying to get his book published. In the end, isn't that what we all want? A printed form of our world, one that people can visit?

Current word count of F.W.I.W. Short Story Collection - 66,214

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." ~Ray Bradbury

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