Monday, August 29, 2011

Totally Content

I am writing now from my new home! A lot of changes have happened to me in the past month. So many blessings I can't even contain my happiness or excitement for them all! Contentment has been something I felt was missing in my life in the past. I have felt for the past two weeks or so a sense of contentment in how things are in my life right now. I'm in a new place with awesome roommates, my car works, I got great friends to hang out with, I got a job I love and make more than enough money to cover my bills, I love the church I'm attending, my room is decorated just like I like it. I honestly want for nothing. This is a feeling I'm so not used to feeling! I don't know how long it will last, but I am amazed at how it feels and hope it stays around. Each day is a happy day and even when bad things happen, like getting broken down in a city two hours from your own, it's not the end of the world. Are you content? Does everything have to fall into place for a person to be content? Do you think its more of a feeling or a state of mind?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

One life experience down...only a million left..

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to a book signing of an author I greatly admire. It also just happened to be my first time going to a book signing. If your wondering who the author was it was George R. R. Martin, who is a noted fantasy writer.

Seeing so many people there and excited for an author was very interesting to me. I hope to be published one day and maybe even do a book signing myself at some point. I'm not a super social person but I love learning about others, and I'm sure Martin got asked a plethora of questions. As an unpublished author, as I'm sure others like me do as well, you find yourself imagining what others will think of your stories and how they will be received with the general public. I may never reach the sucess that George R. R. Marin, has, but if I can bring enjoyment to some through my stories than it is worth every minute of writing. I enjoy it so much and I think you can tell when an author is writing from the heart. I like to think my writing shows this as well.

I think seeing a book signing and how a more tangible way for an author to interact with their readers was a great experience. I know it is an experience that will stick with me forever.