Jim Trainer

Shrieks of Paradise, Correspondence&Rails#34, Dear James

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2019 at 9:00 am

Dear James,

I read your latest Coarse Grind this morning and it kind of made my day. I just lost my job last week and have spent the last few days obsessing over finding new work. And just when I thought to myself, well shit, what if I get a job that starts even earlier in the morning? What if it cuts into my writing time, and what am I doing, and why am I a writer, and when will my book get published and what is the point and what is my goal—someway or another I came across your latest piece on Into the Void, and it really felt like a sign. So what if I take this job that starts early and if I’m losing a little extra sleep in the morning to make room for writing. If I’m not writing, what’s the point?

Anyway I’ll spare you all the wild swirling thoughts this article gave me but I felt compelled to let you know that you really did make my day and made me feel encouraged. Like I am doing the right thing, this is exactly what I should be doing.

Thank you for writing.

Best, M. Kechio

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