Doug is an author with several short stories published and a few novels on the way. He is also a pompous a hole for referring to himself in the third person.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist. A little about myself, I like to write and I really like television. You’d think that combination could have resulted in a little screen writing action but you’d be wrong. My lack of training and desire has held me back. That’s the story of my life. No baseball career, no football career, and no ballroom dancing career. If you knew me that last one would be really funny. I broke out in a short dance-move the other day while I was alone. When I realized what I was doing I became so embarrassed I grounded myself from ever listening to music while standing. My grand-kids have all thanked me for that.
I’ve had a few short stories published and one “What happened to me when I was robbed at gunpoint” story published in a fairly well known magazine. I have no less than seven unfinished novels on my computer as of the writing of this blog post. I now understand what everybody was saying when I was told you don’t go into writing for the money. I thought they were lying to me to cut down on the competition.
I’ve been much more successful at watching television than writing. Thanks to Neftlix I’ve now watched the entire season of almost every television show created in the past ten years. Some may call that success while others, like my wife, would call that a huge waste of time. If you count that along with my video game play I guess I could qualify for the world’s oldest living teenager. Some people like to fish, hunt, or engage in other sporting activities. I like all of that also, just on a video game rather than in the woods or on a field. My doctor claims I may need professional mental help. What does he know? He chose a profession where he spends his days looking into orifices others choose to hide in the dark.
That’s enough about me for now. I’ll fill this blog with many more insightful entries over the coming days and weeks. Who knows? Maybe I’ll stumble across some tidbit of information that someone other than me might find interesting. If not then there will be more time for television. I guess that’s a win – win.