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by M. J. Joachim
by M. J. Joachim
Hi. My name is M. J. Joachim and I’m an insecure writer.
That’s not my real name, of course. Aside from being strongly advised not to use my real name when I started writing on the Internet, I didn’t really believe anyone would want to read, what I wanted to write, at least not with my real name on it anyway.
M. J. had a bit of a ring to it. Plus, it caught on well. My writing was a hit, and so was M. J. Joachim…all things being relative, that is. Let’s face it! There are millions of people writing and publishing on the Internet, and I haven’t even come close to millions of page views since I started publishing my work.
One thing led to another…man there’s a lot to learn about cyberspace!
The more you know, the more you begin to realize how much you seriously don’t have a clue about…paranoia will destroy ya, or something like that....
Then there’s the whole idea of experimentation. What’s the worst that can happen? You lose an entire masterpiece? Yea, I’ve done that – a few times actually. Click one wrong button and POOF! It disappears. If you’re lucky you can track it down, or some nice cyber fairy will toss a bit of cyber dust and voila! It reappears without a hint of explanation or know-how on your part.
Back to the part about “what I wanted to write” now…
There’s a reason I separated it with commas and put it in italics…
It’s not about me. It’s not about me. It’s not about me.
Writing is about my message – not my personal life. I get very insecure when my personal life enters into it. I like my privacy and frankly, I’m not sure anyone needs to know when I do my laundry or what I eat for dinner. Wait! That’s Facebook, isn’t it? Sorry. Got confused there for a minute…
Naturally I draw from real life when I write, but I’m very careful to separate the two. Fiction is fiction, fantasy is fantasy and opinions are exactly that, opinions. We can only write from what we know, so to claim I don’t get personal would be a lie. That doesn’t mean I don’t use poetic license and create twists, turns and contradictions where there are none. Of course I do! I’m a writer, and because I’m insecure, it makes perfect sense to change the facts, send anyone I feel like to jail – do not pass go, and release the hidden stories buried deep within my soul.
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