Monday, 7 June 2010
I write in complete isolation. I have a media fast, no books, no magazines, no television, no internet and I switch off my phones and hang the 'do not disturb' sign on the door. Telling stories is what I do and I love what I do. However, I have just read that the more something is shared the more overall wealth it produces and sometime In my isolation I forget that although I am doing what I love, it encourages escapism and selfishness. Sharing what I love on the other hand engenders greater awareness and selfless service to others and my mission is to share what I love through my art. People have always said do what you love and the money will follow, but I think it should be share what you love and the money will follow as it is through the sharing of what you love that value is brought into the world -the doing is only a fraction of the process. This brings me to the original purpose of this blog which I think may have got lost along the literary path I walk down. To share my work, to share my story I Woke Up In The Future. If anything I have treated this blog as more of an observational diary of my life as a writer rather than actually sharing my writing per se. This will change and as of next week I will post excerpts from different chapters of the book. To quote Garret Loporto 'your opportunity as an artist is to create what you love to behold . For through that creation you are making more of what you love and sharing it with the world'