Writing has become a very important part of Doc's life and it doesn't matter to him if it's writing a book or if it's just sitting down putting pen to paper for a poem. To take that a step farther, it doesn't matter to him if it's something that he might publish or if it's personal and just for him. Writing is writing and its relaxing states Doc. It takes me to places within my mind that I might not ever imagined going to, and when all is said and done, it's a personal type of therapy that seems to work for me and that's what counts in the end.
It's not about publishing a book to the masses that makes it all worth-wild say's Doc. It's about being 100% honest in those writings that truly count the most. It's not about being the best writer in the world because I am not. But it can also show people that in this day and age, you can do it and be happy with yourself for doing it. Say's Doc, would you rather have someone write 100% perfect, but at the same time Bull Shit you all the way through the story or someone who is 100% honest with you but yet, maybe isn't all that perfect in the way they write. If I had to describe myself, I would say, I am that guy who stumbles through his words, so he can make it through his day's. It helps me push the depression back just a bit. So for me, not being perfect is a good thing.
I say just that in my books, I don't hide anything claims Doc. I am 100% up-front and honest about my writings and tell people that I am not here to be that perfect writer. Within the first few pages I let them know who I am and what this is all about. Truthfully, I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be honest in what I say. I want folks to understand that my words come straight from my heart. Take note, let everyone else be perfect says Doc, I have been knocked out from depression for a long time and poetry and writing has saved my ass over and over again and when all is said and done, even if I don't seem like it, I am happy just being me because it took me a long time to get to this point in my life. I always knew I would one day get older " meaning 65." I just thought it would take me a hell of a lot longer to get here. So now that I am here, I plan on hanging out in my so-called, place of grace and be safe and at peace. Feel free to join me if you would like, but just make sure to bring me a good cup of coffee, that's all I ask. Milk, Extra Light and No Sugar. I would appreciate it very much.