So I have decided to start a blog, just to have a place to talk and ramble about life’s various quirks.
I haven’t written for over a year. On July 17, 2012, I lost one of my dearest friends to leukemia. Her name was Joy Conner. I began to work for her several years before that. Although I was supposed to be “helping” with the computer, as our friendship grew we spent more time talking and less time actually working on boring stuff. She wanted to write a screenplay, and her life’s dream was to have the movie premiered here in our small town. I typed up one of her screenplays, and together we wrote another three. None of them were ever published or sold, but we had so much fun writing together.
Then she got leukemia. It came fast and hard. In April we got the diagnosis. In July she was gone. I cried for weeks. Afterwards I couldn’t bear to write. So I decided to take a year off from writing, kind of like a year of mourning. Now I’m ready to move on and write some more. Maybe I’ll end up writing something that sells.
It would make her proud.