Clouds in the Sky, Soil in My Fingers

“So why did you decide to self-publish?”

I wrote a lot of stories.

Some were beautiful, some were ugly.

I shared those stories in a lot of different ways with a lot of different people.

Then I got sick.

I spent a long time being sick and a longer time being aware that I could be sick if I stepped one foot out of line.

I decided that I didn’t like lines.

Something I realized when I shared my ugly-beautiful stories was that not everybody liked them.

But some people did.

Sometimes people just want to stare up at the sky while they work on the ground.

Life is too short for me to tell stories for making people unhappy.

Life is too short to do things that make me unhappy.

I like telling stories.

I like taking people into the clouds while our feet stay on the ground.

I like shaping my story into the vision of my heart as well as my head.

These are the stories I wanted to tell, but were just outside the line I was trapped in.

I’m not afraid to fall upwards now.

I hope you’ll come with me.

IMG_9227I can have the clouds and the ground on the path I’ve chosen

If you want to see my cloud-catching in action, my fantasy novel, The Guests of Honor, is available here.