This is a new direction for me. For the past few months I’ve been happily posting away on my blog “Other Side of 40”. It has been an awesome experience, and I’ve made several new “blogging” friends along the way.
I have for years wanted to write, but always found a reason not to do it. A healthy part of that, was the fear that I wouldn’t be able to get people to either read it, like it, or even understand what I was trying to say. In December of 2010, I ran out of reasonable excuses, so instead of saying “why should I”, I said “why not”. Other Side of 40 was born.
Over a 100 posts later, I have started to find my “writing” self. And with this new-found confidence, I tentatively tested the waters of Fiction writing. Not only did I find out that I was capable of creating a story, but I enjoyed it as well. Still this new writing urge left me with a problem. Fiction just doesn’t fit with the flavour of the Other Side of 40. OSo40 has become a place where my quirky humour and personal perspective can run as they please. I post about what ever comes into my mind, which for me can literally be anything. While I thank all those that read it (and I’m still going to continue writing it), it becomes a bit of a whiplash for the readers when I suddenly toss in a fictional piece.
So, the only (in)sane thing to do is create a place where I can “just” write. This is where you are now standing. The campfire circle is a place to tell stories, it gives the imagination a blank canvas to create anything it desires. So I have stacked my wood, lit the fire, and I’m ready to start.Go ahead and pull up a rock or a log and get comfortable. Story time is going to start soon! There is just one last thing I need to do.
Come, come, light up the fire.
Come, come, join in the ring.
Find here dreams to inspire,
Stories to tell,
Music to sing!
With that formality out-of-the-way, I can now declare this campfire open. Enjoy!