Why I Do What I Do!
Written by J.M. Lominy
Writing is my passion, my lover and my air. She is my mistress who keeps me from home with jealous intent. She does not care that I have obligations. With joyous indulgence I cling to her snare. I write or else I will drown. It is my favorite form of expression. I communicate clearly with my writing where my verbal expression is not as forthcoming. Writing is the air that fills my lungs; populating every alveolus with a passionate expression of self.
My journey to writing started with reading. In grade school I didn’t have an appreciation for the written word. As a young adult I discovered the joy of a good read. It allowed me to travel into different realms, countries and times while physically remaining at my desk.
I enjoyed reading so much, I became a recluse; preferring the company of books over human contact. My home library is full of books from different authors – some who I feel are outright geniuses. They have the ability to make a grown man sniffle with threats of tearful eyes. One particular author brought me so close to tears after the first two pages, I set the book down. I have yet to complete it given my male ego.
I read all genres. A good book is a good book, so why should I limit my reading experience? I do have a favorite genre, but I will give any author a chance to snare my attention.
Like reading, writing is an addiction that clings tight to my psyche. I often find myself staring at a blank sheet of paper – no matter the size – with a desire to add the written word. It’s as if I can hear the paper beckoning me to come and write…so I write.
Meet the Author
Life began for J.M. Lominy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As a husband, father, nurse and veteran Lominy has been making room to write since 2000. Specializing in Historical Fiction, he is the author of the upcoming book, The Deadly Rose, An Assassin’s Tale.
His work, both poetic and determined in voice, places an emphasis on the Haitian experience as witnessed through the life of passionate characters. Mr. Lominy currently resides in Georgia with his wife and his three sons. Visit J.M. Lominy at: http://jmlominy.com
The Deadly Rose, An Assassin’s Tale by J.M. Lominy, chapter one is available for immediate reading: http://jmlominy.com/books/chapter-1/
J.M. Lominy website: http://jmlominy.com