Yesterday was my first post in this challenge under 500 words. Today’s post may be even shorter. There just isn’t much to talk about today. Monday has been slow.
Today, I read Joshua 6-10. Reading it reminds me how much I dislike war. As a kid, I liked to watch war documentaries and play combat-based video games. After playing a lot of GTA games, I wanted to move to LA and join a gang. The games made being in a gang look cool. When I began playing more military-based games, I began to want to make a name for myself on the battlefield; do something heroic. In high school, I gave a lot of consideration to joining the marines. To be honest, I only wanted to be a Rambo in the battlefield; a killer for a country.
Now that I am older and a Christian, my opinions has changed. I don’t think the average citizen should be allowed to carry a gun. This country is full of unrepentant souls as it is and allowing people to obtain a gun doesn’t make anyone any safer.
Stories about possibly hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children being killed don’t exactly make me want to praise God’s name. Actually, I praised him for helping me get through those chapters in two different Bible versions, but you get the idea. Those days where I dreamed of watching millions suffer and die in a never-ending war are over. It doesn’t have the same appeal as it used to when I was a child.
I have been thinking about my next writing project. This book I am working on now could be out in a month or two and thoughts have been penetrating my head of what I would do should I make a sequel. It’s not likely, but should I publish a sequel, it would be another five years before I write it.
It has been some time, but I have been thinking about reviving my Walking Dead fan fiction. Should I bring it back, I will rewrite it from the ground up and use it as an excuse to practice a different writing style. This would be practice for the original stories I will charge for. There are some stories I would like to publish professionally within the next few years.
Tomorrow then, good night.