If you’ve read anything by me, you know I don’t often hold back. Everyday I do my best to keep a positive attitude and spread good feelings. It doesn’t always work. Sometimes I get heated and my Irish temper flares up.
As a writer I am more conscious of everything I say. I get nervous about posts and passages because I know there will always be someone who takes my meaning the wrong way. Well, I also refuse to live in fear and unlike most people I value words, but I refuse to allow them to rule me.
This is why I don’t delete posts or take down anything that may be considered offensive. Not because I want to offend people, but because I think we have reached a point where people in general wish to be offended. It’s as if we’re so comfortable in our pampered lifestyles (even our poor are pampered compared to people who are actually starving to death) that we seek out conflict.
I say screw that. If you don’t like what I shave to say, talk to someone else, read someone else. I always try to offer respect and sympathy to people, but don’t be afraid to be who you are just because the world’s overpopulated and bored. haha
Own it. That’s how I found my writing style. By throwing away my fears and just writing what I’ve got in me. Of course Monday will be the true test. When By the Stars comes out I’ll have my answer. We already have a good amount of pre-sales and the story is all me. If you don’t like it, you don’t like me. That’s scary as hell, but it’s the price I am willing to pay to keep doing what I was put here to do.
I didn’t set out to be a writer. It just kind of happened. I wouldn’t have it any other way.