Angel Colón's picture
Angel Colón from The Bronx now living in New Jersey is reading A Big Ol' Pile of Books December 10, 2012 - 2:33pm

I've never actually started a thread on any sites I frequent, let enough alone and actual introduction, so please forgive me if I ramble or sound generally like a moron.

Anyway, I'm Angel, a 32 year-old lapsed writer. Having pretty much given up my dreams of becoming a man most people would hate to look intelligent or counter-cultural, I've recently found myself at a place where I deeply regret not pushing forward with this.

Obviously, I've created a laundry list of excuses NOT to write over the past decade:

  • I has a job!
  • I has a wife!
  • I has a kid!
  • I has no balls...

You know, is this a laundry list? What the hell is a laundry list, anyway? Is it, like, how you list out the colors or fabrics? I need to look into that one day.

Anyway, so I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to writing. Recently, a couple of things happened to push me away from that behavior, one positive and one negative. The positive being some inspiration from a friend who recently self-published a pretty outstanding zombie novella and the negative being a little storm called Sandy.

Not to toot my own horn, but I was directly impacted by the storm. Luckily, it wasn't as bad as it could have been, but it was enough to realize that there's a lot of shit I put aside for no reason while a lot of useless shit became a priority. That's not the way I want my life to continue going, and while I entertain no delusion that I'll charge out the gates and be some literary giant, I'm tired of not putting the crap in my head on paper.

So, like I said, I rant.

Long story short, I look forward to getting to know some of you, read some work and participate in discussion. Hopefully, I'll be able to share something I write as well.

Be easy.

H.I.Marcuson's picture
H.I.Marcuson from Toulouse is reading a book on spelling December 10, 2012 - 2:44pm

Welcome, enjoy

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life December 10, 2012 - 2:53pm

Well, good for you! You should be proud of yourself for at least recognizing that you'd lost sight of something important, and made moves to correct it.

Be sure to participate in the workshop: the crits you'll receive will be invaluable.

Welcome to LitReactor!

Dave's picture
Dave from a city near you is reading constantly December 10, 2012 - 2:53pm

Welcome. Check out The In Depth Intro to LitReactor thread by Courtney. Only then will you know all.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 11, 2012 - 4:42am

Welcome.