This is my first first blog ever so I really don't know what I want to say or how to say it. I see there are many techniques to writing a blog and how to convey your message correctly to reach your readers. Since I never had any real formal training in writing I am going to approach this blog in the same manner as I do in life and in writing. I am going to be truthful and real. I believe all of you deserve that.
So I just e-published my first book ever which makes my third publication. My e-book "For the Love Of(verse three) which is an unedited edition is part of Amazon's Kindle Publishing. I believe that you can down load the book for I-Pad, Android based products, other tablets and Kindle as well. If I seem a little shaky about everything please forgive me. There is a part of me that feel like a gay superhero that just realized his super powers. HEHEHE
I wanted to take the time to answer some of the questions posed to me from people that wanted to know more about the book itself and the methods behind my madness.
Some of you wanted to know why I put out unedited edition of the book. The reason I did that is because I write as I live life. I believe people should be given the opportunity to read the same way. When we live life there is nobody that comes behind us with an eraser to make our mistakes and bad memories disappear. In life you either pass or fail the test but the best thing about this circle is that we can learn together and try not to make the same mistakes again.
With that being said let me answer a second question and kill two birds with one stone. People wanted to know where I came up with the interesting stories that the main character goes through. The adventures the main characters talks about are faithful fictional recreations of my life. Believe it or not it is a collection of my intimate experiences, bones in my closet, my wisdom, my pain and my memories. I laugh when one reviewer thought that I was writing stories for a gay television series because she could not believe one person went through so much drama. I am so glad that now enough time has passed that everybody can take pleasure in my pain. HEHEA few wanted to know what motivated me to write as raw as I did and talk about subjects like enjoying the rock and roll drug lifestyle or talk about the promiscuous escapades that the character goes through. Again the things I witnessed and experiences are not wiped away with a pencil. I see life as being written with a pen. You can't erase ink. It is permanent. You can strike through a mistake when you write with a pen but it is still there to remind you not to make the same errors.
I have never been ashamed of my life and I know I have learned something in this process called living. I just did not want to be the only one and did not want anyone else to feel alone in the struggles they were going through. I went through a lot of thing, met very interesting characters and I realized that even if I could not change them I could not let them change the person I am.
So one last question and we will save the rest for the next blog. Some people wanted to know who are the two pictures with me on the cover of my book and when do the first two segments of the series come out. The white guy is my boyfriend of four years his name is Michael and the dog was our pet Fritz. He died a year ago. When this third segment came out I was determined to have the two most important people in my life on the cover with me. Without those two there would not be a story to tell.
Last the first two segments For The Love Of and For The Love Of(verse two) holds contracts with Publish America and I will keep you up to date about that development up to the release date.
So thank you to everyone that believed in me, thank you to Amazon for making this medium available, thank you Michael and Fritz, and most of all I thank life for allowing me to live to have something to share.