What's in a word? A hell of a lot if you follow the Websters-Dictionary Twitter feed. Those people have words, for words divided by words. The rest of us look at words as an involuntary action. We communicate with small, large or even contracted ones. Created slang to shorten them or have accents to change the way they sound. Don't get me started on dialects! Language, in general, is a difficult thing for many people to master, especially when in a larger country like the USA.
I went to Catholic School from pre-k all the way to a senior in high school. Every religion class I attended, every homily I heard, every word that came out of an older person's mouth was always the same - God is love. Many people do not believe in God, and that is 100% okay, but you still have faith in science - and for this blog's purpose it is important. The point is, love between consenting adults is good. The love between consenting adults who wish to spend their lives together is good. Trying to deny protections under the law for a religious reason - when not found in all of them - is wrong. It isn't about your religion. It isn't about your right to have your faith. This is simply about a person's ability to live their life the best way they know how with the utmost respect for their lives. Let me explain.
Self-Publishing a book is a great thing, a great accomplishment and it is riddled with fears that I never thought I would ever come across. You actually have to put your thoughts into a format that people can actually follow - that in and of itself is HUGE... but then there is the idea of releasing it to the everyday person... to someone willing to pay for it... that is a GULP moment
I'm sure everyone has those moments... the ones where you sit back in your chair and question what the hell has happened to your life? You know the one where Person X has gotten to Point B and you haven't... and you work just as hard and you fight just as much. Yet, you stare ahead at what feels like the unobtainable and you wonder "Why am I not there?" It's the same in every field, you don't just have to be an actor to understand it. You can be an accountant wondering why you are still dealing with the low end of the totem pole, while new employee gets accolades, pay increases and a promotion before you. Same story, different players, different phrases - same tune.
Previously, I wrote about writing a novel and what you do with it when it's done. Well, I do write a lot but more screenplays, teleplays etc - I've only got one novel under my belt at this moment in time. I have been grilled and asked religiously "What the hell do I do to get this out there?" I could tell you all day what not to do or what to do - but ultimately you have to do what you feel is right. Not only because you need to feel comfortable in how you sell something/pitch it - but if you have a negative response I might get some blame. SO - I will simply write down what I do but I will warn they are not in any definitive order.
My friend said to me that when we adopt animals we never think about the eventual decisions we have to make on their behalf. In 1998, my mom called me out to her car and said she had a package in the front seat. No one knew what the heck was going on, but I figured “tall person”, as my mother calls me, had to carry it in. What I found on the front seat was a sleeping, as small as my left hand, snoring lightly – Pug.