A Bit About Writing

I like to read more than I like to write. Unfortunately, most of the stories I want to read haven't been written.  These stories exist in my head.  When a story nags at me, I start searching books in hopes that somehow-- impossibly-- somebody else has done all the work and written it down for me.  It would save a lot of time.  I could skip all that trouble of putting thousands of words on paper and go straight to basking in: "Oh yes.  That's it.  That's the story."

Sometimes I can't find a book that scratches that itch.   I let the itch fester for a while.  If it goes away, fine.  If it doesn't...

The old saying is that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

I hope that the stories I want to read and end up writing because I can't find them anywhere else-- I hope they scratch another reader's itch, that someone will open a book I've written and say, "Yes!  That's it.  That's the story."