Hi All,

I have had something on my mind for a very long time.  In a word, writing.  I guess you could say I am living that dream now with these blogs, but I want to go big.  Go big or go home, that is my motto.  I have always wanted to write a book.

One of the ideas I had was a life story of me living with A.C.C.  I guess my plan now is to extrapolate these blogs into one big narrative with chapters.  Another idea I had was to write a novel where the main protagonist deals with living with A.C.C.  One of my  favorite things to do is to read true crime novels.  I love to watch Cold Case Files on A&E, or American Justice, which is on the same channel. Bio has a lot of great shows like Mystery Detectives and The New Detectives.

My idea for the story is the main character is a detective looking for a serial killer,  The reason why he became a cop was his father was a cop and was killed in the line of duty.  I was thinking of titles for the novel, like on the trail of the devil.  I had some others, but they all sounded pretentious, or melodramatic.


Another idea I had came from my love of reading Stephen King.  He is my favorite author.  It is along the same lines where the main character is a cop, but I would throw in a mental hospital that was closed years ago and now they are condos that are haunted and killings are rampant.  He must solve the mystery.  I have one big problem.  That problem is confidence to write.  I have these great ideas, but when I go to write them, I chicken out and all these things come into my head.  Things like, you were never a good reader, or writer, what are you thinking?  Another is, you have A.C.C., you aren’t smart like the masters King, Poe, Dickens, or Clancy.  There is a book called, “The Magic Of Thinking Big.”  They call this action excusitis.


A dear friend says I should just write and worry about the form and flow later.  I wish I didn’t hate myself.  Well, that is too harsh.  I wish my self esteem was far better than it is.  What do you guys think of the ideas?  Until next time?

Brian Malaquias

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