“I am a writer”
They say that if you repeat something often enough you come to believe it. So at the end of every post those four words shall be my statement of purpose.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Have you ever felt like you were meant to do something, but you waited too long, and you missed it? Welcome to my world. I was twenty, in college. Just for fun I decided to take a creative writing class. I was studying to be an architect, but why not; seemed like an easy credit. And at my age I liked easy—so write I did. Surprise; writing seemed so natural and I was enjoying it. My instructor suggested I explore, at a deeper level, this craft of writing. Not me, I was going to be an architect.
Forty-two years later, here I am, writing books; knowing it is what I have been called to do. So, did I wait too long, did I miss it?
Passion, fueled by four decades of ‘real life experiences’, has added richness and depth to the words I write. This is my season, perfectly ordered by God.
Each one’s life consists of seasons; blocks of time allotted by God. And we are called to bring meaningful purpose to those seasons of our lives. So, if you detect a pulse, no matter how faint; good news, you have not ‘missed it’. This is your time; pursue your calling, pursue your passion.
Now back to me.
My wife Karen and I live in a place we love; Seaside Oregon; and I am pursuing my passion. I am in final edit of my first full length suspense novel (The Dark Side of Winter) and about to embark on my next book (Shades of Yellow; Tainted White). This summer I sold my first inspirational short story and I continue to write short stories as a fun exercise to improve my writing. Life is good.
The books in my head are screaming to get out. So, as the rainy season on the Oregon Coast fuels the melancholy side of my personality, I will sit in my room with a view and write.
I am a writer.