misunderstood, sometimes introverted and unbalanced or starkly outgoing
and popular. Art is often consumed with gluttony while being minimized
as unimportant. Oh the perils of being an artist in such an uncaring and
cold world. The truth about art, or the artist at least, is that it is
the struggle that makes the art.
Today I sit behind my laptop
listening to Tangerine Dream, sipping coffee well past its life cycle
that has thickened and pour over the many photos from Anthocon. I should
be working on my novel, but I'm distracted... That happens.
these photos I see typical writers. Pass them on the street and they
are just people, no red carpet, no self indulgence, just folks you meet
every day. They could be your brother, your father, sister or best
friend. They travail over their work, playing out their stories in
their minds. These psychological movies envelope their consciousness.
What happens in the gray matter is surely only a mixture of chemicals and synaptic pulses, but to the creator it is orgasmic.
Sorry, couldn't find a more appropriate word. Perhaps that is because it is what it is.
Author Kyle Rader
Orgasmic of an almost sexual nature.
Their struggle often entails a day job, pulling long hours away from
their true passion, but necessary to pay the bills. They do not want red
carpets or to be one of the beautiful people. Not at all. They just
want to share this experience, to tell the tale that unfolds and to
release it to the world. Their stories, like children are born and set
out onto a world to which they hope they will be embraced, accepted, and
Today I poured over the many pictures of artists,
like myself, who are sharing in a collective birthing of their passion.
On one hand I am saddened that I could not share in this event, but that
is overshadowed by the deep humbling I feel with a sense of pride at
what is being displayed.
Sometimes the road is hard and it can
be a struggle to carry on, but to see this... This fruition of hard
work, that is the pay-off.
I am in awe to be in your company and say with
We are Writers...
H.P. Lovecraft, T.G.
Arsenault, Michael Bailey, Eric S. Brown, Judi Calhoun, Tracy L.
Carbone, Karen Dent, Roxanne Dent, Jonathan Dubey, Allen Dusk, Melissa
Gates, Marianne Halbert, David Hayes, Michael Hughes, Joe Knetter,
Esther S. Leiper-Estabrooks, John McIlveen, Gregory L. Norris, Philip C.
Perron, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, D. B. Poirier, James Pratt, M. J.
Preston, Kyle Rader, Suzanne Robb, Gord Rollo, Lawrence Santoro, Brett
A. Savory, B.E. Scully, Henry Snider, and Erin Thorne.