This book is for everyone who has emailed me over the years to ask what happens next. Dark blessings.
Why We Read Strangers
But if the writing doesn't matter to the writer solely for its own sake, without hope of external validation, then it doesn't matter.
If you can’t write for yourself, if you can’t write for those shadows creeping along a silent wall and measuring out your time on this earth in increments of everything else you could be doing, if you can’t write while knowing you are destroying your time on a beautiful madness that nobody will ever validate and many will mock – then please don’t call yourself a writer. Real writing isn’t for sissies. It’s more than putting words on the page. It’s denying everything else to be able to put those words on the page while knowing that the mess of language you’ve created is all you’ll ever get out of it.
4/14/16: Point of Ares just released new music, and will soon go live with a new website to celebrate. Our new release is called Afternoon Hero. It’s available from Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes.
7/29/14: My novels are once again available in physical form, thanks to Bill, his wizardly technical skills, and createspace. Excuse the metaphor, but aren’t all engineers wizards? Thank you, Bill, for making these books available “in the flesh” again, and for making them look so beautiful.