But today I'm asking myself the question, "Why do I write?" God, it seems like I've been writing forever. Since I learned to write anyway. But probably really writing since I was in my early teens, or possibly pre-teen years.
It's a long story, but for various reasons I have nothing of the poems that I wrote in my early years. There's pros and cons to that, but it is just what it is. I've had to start over again and again, with nothing to show for it but my latest creations. I guess that's part of what drove me to self-publish last year.
Once in print, there's actually a reasonable hope that 50 years from now, or a hundred years from now--somewhere-- at least a few copies of my book will be around. Maybe even be read by someone. Perhaps even ... discovered ... appreciated. You know, I could be one of those authors that doesn't become famous until after they are dead. Hey, it's possible, right?
Anyway, I had a short conversation with Allie (not sure about the spelling), the new barista at the Rendez Vous Cafe on El Camino Real in San Mateo -
This is one of my favorite things to do, just to encourage and assist people to follow their dreams, especially when it comes to writing and publishing.
So, this reminds me that one of the things I can do is have people write guest blog posts on this blog. What do you think?