Saturday, June 28, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - Day 17

A drawing I did a year ago of Nelson Mandela as a gift.
You'll understand when you read my post

I have found a new love.

Not the kind that would cause my girl to head off to the nearest gun shop to acquire something, that would remove my manhood in the most brutal way possible.

No no, it is .....writing.

I have always felt an affinity with paper, when a pen is in my hand, filled with royal blue ink, or as it was when I was a little fella, and now pecking on the keys of my lap top like some crazed chicken in the coop searching for the last of the corn scattered on the earth earlier that day.

I also draw, a little, and used to do all the creative thinking for the advertising agency that I once owned. I think I can safely say that I possess a modicum of creativity coursingthrough my veins

The question is "Am I the only one who thinks so?"

Seriously now, this post is really for the purpose of research and I need honesty.

I am aware that there are a lot of people who read this blog, who do not comment. I have no problem with that but what I'm really looking for is feedback as to whether I should write a book.

Maybe on my story and others with similar stories on coming back from near death or major disability and fighting back to rise and go on to do great things. Stories of hope and inspiration and courage all poured into one book.

A simple yes or no would be good, I'm not looking to get my ego stroked, I pay others to do that already. LOL

Would you buy something like that?.......what would you pay? e-book or hardover/softcover, or both.

If it's a resounding NO, I'll just continue to get pleasure from my blog and I do, but I would really appreciate as much feedback as possible.

So...can't wait to hear from you.

Have a great weekend.


Meredith said...


Adam Waters said...

A big yes from me mate.
P.S. You are already off to a flying start!

Marbella said...

I am definitely not a lurker, and you know that would RUN out and buy anything that you wrote. Have mentioned before that you are really something writing your blog, so a book surely would be a $ucce$$. Take the jump. Give it a try. IMHO you will not fail!

Shari Kraft said...

Yes! Write a book! I'd read it.

dougal said...

Lynda, Shari, Adam and Meredith, thank you for your positive feedback. I guess that's a BIG ENOUGH sample to get me going. LOL

Anonymous said...

you can add me to the "YES!" vote! I love reading your blog. you are very descriptive with your words! always at the edge of my seat.

kylepalm13 said...

GO FOR IT! as long as i get a mention! ha ha

Debbie said...

I think you're a talented writer, Dougal. What would I pay? That's a tough question. Usually a publisher will lead you in the right direction.

Follow your dreams....

dougal said...

Thank you Suzette, and Debbie for your constructive comments.

Kyle, Bud for sure you'll get a the WANTED section.

My 1-2-3 Fat Loss Solution said...

If you believe it you can achieve it. You have a talent, if the seed is planted, then water it...write that book and BTW...great job on the drawing.

dougal said...

Hey Deb, great to see you...thank you so much for the kind words. I'm encouraged. Oh BTW thanks for your comment re the drawing. I wrote about creativity yesterday and said everybody has it. I taught myself to draw out of a book.

CeeKaye said...

Hi Dougal,

Write! At minimum it is for YOU. At maximum, it inspires others to action. Rilke said "ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple "I must," then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your while life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse."

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