Thursday, June 28, 2018

Why Am I Writing?

I am trying to learn.  Now that the manuscript for A Kerryville Summer is done, I can divide my time more on reading, writing, and even blogging.

One of the books I am reading (yes, I am one of those freaks who read several books at a time) is called Platform, Get Noticed In a Busy World by Michael Hyatt.  I know that, if I want my book to be successful, I need to be able to get the word about it out.  That is a big part of what this blog is about.

One of the things that Mr. Hyatt suggests is to give some focus to my blog.  Even now, I find my mind wandering all over.  Focus is not my forte.  

Even so, I will try to keep this blog centered around the Wil Clarey universe and the subjects around that.  I admit, that gives me some latitude.  I can talk about life in rural southwest Virginia, Photography, Rabbits, Type 3 Volkswagens, novel writing, and even Asperger's.  

That brings me to my purpose.  Why am I writing the Wil Clarey Series?  I sum that up in two statements:

1 - I want to encourage those with Asperger's to realize that they have great potential!  When you think differently, it is easy to get discouraged; even wallow in self pity.  People with Asperger's don't have normal potential.  Their potential is far greater than the average person.  They can think in ways I can only imagine.  I want to encourage them to not use Autism as an excuse but as a launching pad.

2 - I want to help people understand those who have Asperger's.  To be completely honest, I am still learning about it myself.  While I have a couple of the tendencies of Asperger's, I am not on the Autism spectrum.  I have made many mistakes in raising my son, and in teaching other kids on the spectrum.  Fortunately, I am learning from my mistakes.  I am putting what I learn into my books.  I would love to encourage discussion here and through social media on the subject.  I have much to learn and I hope that you will help me.

To fulfill these two goals, I would like to enlist your help.  Please get the word out about this blog.  The more people who read this, the sooner the Wil Clarey books can be published.  Feel free to share this website and it's content with your friends.  I will get more consistent with the frequency and content of this blog.

Finally, if you are interested in getting a free copy of A Kerryville Summer, I will be glad to send you one on the following conditions.  You must read it and give me feedback, especially on the content (unless you are a professional editor).  Please email me here if you would like more information.

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