I am officially finished with college! Done! Finito! It feels strange blogging here on the writing blog (that I haven’t blogged on forever) because it has been such a whirlwind handful of years. I mean, I’m officially a historian, we saw the Covid-19 rear its nasty head, and my once ragamuffin YouTube channel has exploded – the people at Prepper Nation are awesome!
Here’s the thing…in some strange way this all reminds me of Michael’s journey during NBC’s The Office. I mean, I spend years writing and chopping away at YouTube and for years the books took off but the YouTube didn’t. I basically left the profession of writing (which I didn’t plan on doing) to attend college. As I type this I feel like Michael standing at the wedding finale. I look a little different, a little older – I’m a little wiser and a little more accomplished. Yet it feels good to be back.
The writing community is my Zen. I know deep in my heart that this is what I was meant to do. Those of you that write for a living know the struggle: Some months you are eating steak and other months you are eating mayonnaise sandwiches without the bread. Yet I have always found inner peace here. Writing is the one place that I can go where rules don’t exist and creativity is encouraged. It has always been an outlet for my creativity and I’m happy to be back.
Next up? Dracula and a host of other novels based on very old and forgotten horror stories. As of right now we are trying to get this website/blog up to speed and I’m spending time at Prepper Nation while also gearing up to re-launch the audio only version of the Book Commander Podcast. I’m very proud of this moment I’ve reached and I’m very excited for the future.