This is me, Ezekel Alan. For anyone interested in knowing, I speak good English. This is because I come from a country once ruled by Britain, which means I was nearly British! Imagine what my life might have been!
Who am I?
Would you like to choose? You can choose one or more of the following, but please choose carefully.
- A Jamaican;
- A fabulous author;
- Filthy rich;
- A humble dude;
- A damn lunatic;
- A humanitarian;
- A fish.
What did you choose? Please let me know by comment.
What my wife says I am: “You are an old fart!” She says that I fart so much that if I concentrate my mind I could perhaps make music. Last night when the subject came up she went further to suggest that I could possibly make money from it, and that this could be my rags to riches story.
Normally when I choose for myself I say that I am whoever I want to be, forget about Reality! I genuinely think that Reality is over-rated.
If Reality chooses for me it says “Ezekel Alan is an international consultant working in Asia. He lives with his wife and kids, has a good reliable dog, and a satisfyingly abundant supply of sweet juicy mangoes.”
Reality sometimes says that I am an angry sheep, but I have no idea where that is coming from.
Anyway, this is what I look like when people take my photo:
One day I’ll share with you what I look like when I see myself in the mirror.
Why am I blogging?
This is the reason:
My perception of who I am and what Reality says are different. This must be aligned! I must make haste!
For example, I think of myself as a writer. Reality says: your mother never even cared to keep anything you wrote as a child!
I say: this must be aligned!
My perception: I am filthy rich. Reality says: you don’t even have dried shit in your ass!
I say: this must be aligned!
I will therefore blog to (a) keep me focused on my quest for fame and greatness, (b) engage with others who find themselves in a similar position (out of alignment); (c) promote my novels (hehehe); and (d) provide interesting distractions to readers who should really be busy doing something worthwhile.
What do I want to blog about?
- All the things I find myself doing instead of writing my book. (Believe me, I will have a lot to blog about!) I would also like to invite all readers to share their own stories about the things they find themselves doing instead of writing their novels or pursuing their dreams. You can either leave a comment or send me a note for me to post.
- The most creative/interesting/out-of-the-box lines of a book/ movie I have read/heard in recent times. I find these things quite inspiring and they push me to write. Readers can also share their own interesting lines.
What other use will I make of this blog?
I want this blog to serve as a sort of network where folks can share resources – good sites, good ideas, good contacts for anyone writing or trying to write a novel, or anyone pursuing some dream. I will tell you what I have come across that could be useful, you can tell me what you’ve come across. Do we have a deal?
First blog done!
P.s – No humans or animals were hurt or ill-treated during the production of this blog. The same cannot be said for the two blood-sucking mosquitoes that tried to prevent me from writing.