I started this blog when I was waist deep in the middle of a deployment to Iraq. Being away from home and deployment were major factors in developing the underlying theme of “war stories of a writer in the trenches”. If nothing else, life on a forward operating base made me envision my stories as soldiers, the publishing houses as enemy fortresses. I was their general, sending them out to do battle with the slush.
Every soldier since Odysseus has longed to return home. And I’m no exception. It’s time for me to get back to where I’m most needed. My wife’s been supportive and understanding the whole time, even though I wasn’t around to take some of the burden of running the household off her shoulders. My son was nine when I arrived here. Now he’s eleven. I’m starting to miss things no dad should miss.
I’ve got a little over a week left in Iraq. Then it’s home at long last.
The war for pro publication goes on. Just in a more comfortable place than here.