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A letter to the reader

Prompt: Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t written yet.

To whom it may concern,

The novel you are about to read is the culmination of years of blood, sweat, and tears. And while I don’t expect you to hold it in the same regard as I do, I would ask that you approach each sentence, and each paragraph with the openness and excitement of a child. This novel is going to test your deepest held beliefs, and this is not by accident. Though the story is set to Sci-Fi, it is in no way irrelevant to the struggles we are all facing today. hopefully, you will simultaneously turn the last page of my book and the first page of your next chapter. My hope is to inspire you, the reader, to question what we are told to blindly believe from our elected leaders. Not every conspiracy is a theory, and not every half truth is innocent. Remember these facts as you immerse yourself in what I can only describe as a cerebral space mystery with overtones of love and triumph.

With warmest regards,

C.A.

 Okay, so this sounds absolutely ridiculous. However, I am publishing it anyway because my goal is not to craft a masters’ jar, my goal is to learn how to mold clay. Thanks sis.

To new beginnings

I would like to send a warm welcome to anyone reading this blog post. As this is my first of many posts as part of a new endeavor, I would like to ask for patience and understanding from the readers. I have always had a passion for writing, and this is my first attempt, in earnest, to do anything with that passion.

Throughout the coming weeks and months, I will continue to hone my skills, and put out a product with more direction and purpose. My hope (confident expectation) for this site is to provide an honest lens in to my life, and the experiences I have had…of which there are many. I do not claim to be an expert in any specific field of study, but I am somewhat well versed in many different disciplines. I hope to use that versatility as a catalyst for my writing.

As I continue to develop my own approach, I plan to carve out a little pocket of the internet with my unique style and insight. This blog site is not going to adhere to any specific theme or format, although I do plan to subdivide differing types of writings for ease of navigation. That being said, I am learning all of this on the fly so it may look super weird for an unspecified amount of time. But as you get to know me a little better, you will come to understand that super weird is just part of my M.O.

So sit back, take a deep breath, and prepare to go on a journey. At times you will gasp in amazement, but more often than not you will just scratch you head in bewilderment. That’s ok, I love you just the same. In everything you read here, remember this one thing, I am still growing as a person and I am wholly capable of being wrong or misinformed. My desire is not to mislead anyone for any reason, but to provide a different set of eyes on some of the topics and troubles facing humankind in this day and age.

I think people typically have some sort of sign off, or signature closing. I’m not there yet. Don’t worry, we will get there. For now, I will just leave you with one of my favorite verses from the bible…

1 Cor 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.