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My Way

There is so much enjoyment derived from my interface with Twitter followers and my blog family. That said, there is a little voice inside of me to which I must listen. What is that little voice saying to me? ‘BR, your business is writing, and you must get back to it…there’s a book waiting to be finished and more in your mind.

The thing is, I’m only special as an author to myself, but I love to write and have the characters in those words and phrases give me an inkling of who I am. You see, for me, that’s what writing is all about. Sure, it’s a story with plot and sub-plots going somewhere, but it’s so much more than that to me… Perhaps, it is that way for you as well.

Yes, it would be very nice to be a best-selling author, have 5-Star reviews from thousands – ah, make it, millions! Nice to have hit movies made of what I pen. And, I must say, I’ve had glimmers of that sort of praise.

Yet, it is no secret that I’m an octogenarian living in Twilight and I have within this cranial wall more books to write, perhaps, some short stories and poetry. Age is over-rated as a condition for giving up what you love to do, but some of the side-roads of writing can become rather tedious and overly time-consuming.

So, I am going to continue to write my blog posts and occasionally follow and respond to other blogs, tweet and retweet, but I won’t let those activities interfere with my basic goal of exhausting what is left of this mind of mine for story writing. In other words, perhaps it is better to say I’m worn-out from trying to keep up with the blogs and social media that I have not the energy left to caretake my first love – writing in the longer mode, that of books!

I’m aware that this is a selfish position to take, that is, ‘you read my blog posts but I will only selectively read yours’. Of course, I will perhaps lose most of you, and that will make me sad. It is quite remarkable to me that so many blog hosts write so many posts in one day. It’s difficult for me to understand how they do it, unless, of course, that is the only writing they do. Please, don’t mis-read me here. ‘Thirty-One Flavors’ is there for all lovers of ice cream, be it Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry… So, the blog host is writing and satisfying her/his desire to write, and I think that is wonderful.

I figure on living to 105! That gives me yet time to create that best-seller…the only problem with that is, I likely won’t be able to comprehend the worth of it all! Tee-Hee!

My sincere affection for all!

Billy Ray Chitwood – May 18, 2018

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12 comments on “My Way

  1. I totally understand Billy Ray. You go to it with gusto. I’ll still read your blogs.

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    1. You ARE the MAN! Thanks, good John! ♥

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  2. C.E.Robinson says:

    Billie Ray, keep writing! I’m nearing the octogenarian age and writing a first book! You know I can’t keep up with blogging and writing either. I don’t blog much, but I do comment on my few faithful followers blog posts. Let us know how you are doing! Christine

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    1. Bless you, Christine, for your comment…very nice of you to share your thoughts with me. All the best! ♥

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  3. Tina Frisco says:

    I’m SO with you on this, Billy Ray. I might follow your lead and do what I’ve been considering doing for quite some time. I admire your courage and honesty ❤️

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  4. Thank you, dear Tina, for your thoughts. Your words mean so much to me… We will stay in touch! ♥♥

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    1. Tina Frisco says:

      We will indeed! ❤️

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  5. eden baylee says:

    My lovely man, you owe it to yourself to do what makes you happy, so write, ok?

    I will read your work because I want to and for no other reason.


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  6. One does have to strike a balance, Billy Ray, and it is easy to be bogged down in blogging and social media. I am quite strict about my blogging and only do it early in the morning and in the evening generally. Days are for other things. I deal with my blog alphabetically so that I get to everyone within about 5 days. It works for me.

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    1. Sounds like a good system, Robbie! ♥

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