“The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.” William Faulkner
That quotation seems to mirror my feelings with every piece of work I put on paper. I write it and then read it and re-read it, and I’m always left with something that could be improved. At some point I have to accept that the piece is as good as it’s going to be and that there is no such thing as perfection. Getting to that point is a constant struggle within my mind.
“Why are you doing this then?” you may ask. The answer is simple – because I cannot imagine a day without putting words on paper. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to be able to write a paragraph, a sentence, even a word, which expresses just what I wanted to say. It’s a piece of my own private paradise.
The hardest thing about writing is not putting down the words – it’s selling them. As a freelancer especially, one must try and try again to get editors interested. Marketing is the hardest thing imaginable for me. I am not good at telling people that I really have a good piece of writing to offer them.
I hope that this site will please you and get you interested in my writing. It takes various forms – articles, humour articles, short stories and poetry. I have tried my hand at drama, too. I published two book of mystery/suspense and am working on exploring the lives of the main characters in further volumes in the series.