I have always wanted to write from an early age and I spent many hours writing and tossing paper, thinking anything that I wrote wasn't good enough.
I transferred that desire to technical writing later on in my life which, I still do today. But I have never stopped writing non-technical works. The ideas never stopped bouncing around within my skull. I just never had them published.
I have always expressed myself more through poetry and it was fitting that I would publish a book containing such bits that I had written.
My influences in anything that I have written has been life and more recently spiritual awakening. LIfe provides the best backdrop that anyone can imagine to write about. It ebbs and flows in such a way as to draw you nearer to it. Life begs to be written about.
I am not accomplished in the world as a writer but I have made the first step. It may be the only step that I take but I will always know that those words that I placed upon blank paper were mine.