The Next 1000 Miles

I Have a Perfect Life

I have a perfect life. It might not be perfect for all, but for most.

We all have a perfect life, mostly. When you peel away the masks, the Facebook friends, the accolades. We surround ourselves with various friends showing us our many forms. We blend in, stand out and take note of those that make no sense to us. We have jobs, people we call friends and family. We find ways to entertain ourselves and to entertain others. We starve for nothing except the frail, limitless wonder of things we want.

During this time, we take note of the footprints we’ve left in the year and where our feet will take us the next. I like to think of what I will accomplish, what I want to change, the luck I hope to find and the happiness I expect by next year’s end.

Truthfully, that happiness is already here, always has been. It’s covered in dust from lack of notice and debris from the packaging of things I’ve bought. My family makes me one of the luckiest people on earth. My friends are a reflection, allowing me to see, time and again, the beauty I have in myself and those around me. Everything else is simple want. I write this today, not in complete harmony, but realization. I want to be a better father my daughter can look up to and answer any question wholeheartedly. To be a husband that can leave my wife wondering, “what else could I ask for?” In short, I want to take advantage of all that I have and all that I can be. Not because it’s New Year’s Eve, but because I should every day of every year.

I have a perfect life. I just need to learn to live my life perfectly.


The Next 1000 Miles

Dreams of Yours & Others

Certain moments in my journey have actually made me pause. Some moments out of awe, some out of sheer idiocy, but the most recent was out of sincere respect.

A friend of mine and former co-worker happened to share a link on his social media the other day. At first, I was thankful for him passing it on to his other friends and family. Then… I read it. I’ve included the passage below.

Sometimes I don’t think that when we reach for our own dreams, we realize the gravity of how it makes other people’s seem possible. To Kent, thank you for your awesome words. It’s literally taken me days to think of how to have an adequate come back.

Please feel free to share, friends! 🙂

Need a new book to catch your eye and imagination? Wish to award the ambitious, those that work diligently and remain steadfast to achieving their dreams?

Jonas Lee is a friend and personal living hero who doesn’t give up at adversity. His continuous positive effort to become a published author gives me motivation to strive for my own personal success, to always push forward, and to present my best effort in all my work.

Jonas’ first self-published book has received awesome reviews! He is a great upcoming author who has invested time, money, sweat, emotion, and soul into writing to entertain and bring joy to others.

A Time to Reap is available on Amazon. You’ll be hooked and craving his second book!

Affordable entertainment and your purchase directly helps an upcoming author come closer to realizing his dream: to write and entertain full time. Every purchased book brings joy to his family and motivates him to continue. Indirectly every purchase is celebrated by his colleagues as it builds confidence in Jonas’ community that they too individually can realize their personal dreams.

Jonas Lee is beginning to save funding necessary to self-publish his second book. Help Jonas by purchasing his first book and leaving a review after you are finished reading. You’ll be hooked and posting on his Facebook page,(Jonas is a down to Earth author who cares about his readers and communicates directly with them on Facebook) eagerly awaiting upcoming works!


A Time to Reap, Journey of 1000 Miles

Before I Break the Tape

I’ve got about 20 feet to go before my 1000 mile journey is over. At this point, I’m walking into it. I want to enjoy it all.

I am now getting my face out there in more places than I know what to do with. Click below to find out:

Amazon Author Central

GoodReads (Did you know you can ask authors questions through here?)

I am curious who will be my first official reviewer. Also, I’d love to see some more of you on GoodReads, I crave friends and fans.

Oh and in case you wonder where the bottom is at:

A Time to Reap (The Legend of Carter Gabel Book 1)

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A Time to Reap, Journey of 1000 Miles

Puzzle is Almost Complete

It’s been a little while since I posted anything writer info related. I originally started this blog posting helpful hints and things to look for on my journey a few short months ago. It’s been very eye-opening and now that my puzzle is almost complete, I see the picture and cannot help but reflect.

Maybe published authors can share their thoughts here, but for me I just can’t believe a dream that has taken me nearly a decade to decide on and another year of off again on again effort has produced.

I know I’m not going to simply add my book to Amazon and instantly become famous. I know that being a complete Indie author will not have any perks. I know I still crave a literary agent and a publishing contract. But, you know what? Fuck that noise, I DID IT!

I have found friendships and inspirations along this journey and we are on mile 998 right now. Two miles to go! Editing is almost complete, the proofreader gets it next. Then I have a date with a formatting company to get digital and paper-bound alignment. A couple of tax preparations, then it’s release time.

Truly, I hope anyone who takes the time to read this knows how much I appreciate it even if you don’t click a button letting me know you were here. And anyone passing by or curious, I would love it if you gave my book a shot to see if you or someone you know might like it. Free samples are available under the Stories tab above.

Thank you all!!