There are many ideas constantly swirling around in my head. Most of these ideas consist of artistic endeavors such as titles for albums or pieces of music, melodies, topics to write about, film ideas, places I'd like to photograph, etc. Some of these ideas become reality while most others do not.
There has been one idea swirling around in my head for the past year or so and it wasn't until recently that I decided to go for it.
I am going to write a book.
I'll be the first to tell you that I do not necessarily consider myself a writer. Despite a large output of writing since the beginning of the year, I have never found the words I put together to be as strong as the other creative outlets I partake in.
However, I have felt the same way at one point or another about my music and filmmaking abilities. It wasn't until I took the so called "plunge" and really went for it that I began to see my strengths within those creative outlets. I "took the plunge" when creating my first EP, I "took the plunge" when putting together my first documentary, and now I will "take the plunge" again with writing.
I couldn't be more excited.
What the book will be about specifically is going to be kept to myself for now. I have a tentative title in place and a few pages already written. It will be personal and at the same time relatable, like all good books should be. Topics will range from the serious to the humorous and the spiritual to the physical. I want to juxtapose small intimate anecdotes with deep meaningful experiences.
Most importantly, I want this book to be an encouragement to others. Something that I hope has been reflected in this website so far.
The goal right now is to just finish it and if publishing becomes a possibility then you better believe I'll be taking advantage of that.
Nothing is mapped out yet and by the time I am done it might not even resemble what I am currently describing. However, I do know exactly what kind of tone I want it to have. I decided on that when I wrote the following sentences yesterday evening:
It's not much, but it's a start.