I am a blogger, writer, musician, and filmmaker living in Houston, Texas. While I have used this blog recently mainly as a visceral memoir about my experience with colon cancer, it is also a place for me to express all of my interests.
In the past, I have tried to create a separate place for all of my interests as many social media and digital marketing experts advise, but I don’t think it has served me well. It has scattered my work everywhere, and I have to decide where everything will live as I am making it, creating twice as much work for myself, and consequently, much less work that is actually done. I have written tons of fiction, but I have been afraid to publish it here as people will tell you that you can’t submit to literary journals if you have already published it on your blog. While this is true, life is too short to wait the months for a journal to review a piece for publication. Also, the people that are really interested in reading it don’t generally have access to those publications. Life is too short. If not now, when? I want to publish my work. I also have no shortage of work to publish, so I can still submit plenty to literary journals if I choose.
Whenever I create something, I am always wondering what I am going to do with it when I am done. This can inhibit the process itself. My goal with this blog is finished pieces in all the mediums in which I like to work: writing, recording, and video, and really anything else I feel like doing. There is no shortage of advice for content creators about how it should be done. I will do it however I feel like doing it. If I want to write a short story and publish it here, then that’s what I’ll do. I’ll also celebrate any publications that happen to take my stories. I am Larry Lines and my work lives here at LarryLines.com.
I plan on posting something here at least once a week on Sunday, but I may miss it due to cancer treatments and life’s other debacles. Maybe I’ll even post more than that. I certainly have plenty to post with as much as I’ve been writing. I’ll also take requests or answer questions or whatever else you want to tell me, so don’t hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might get sick of me plugging my email list or my Patreon account, but those are important aspects of this blog. Join my email list here. I’ll send you updates when I post to this blog and for other announcements. Here is a link to my Patreon page. Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. You don’t need a membership to consume my content, but if you feel that this content is valuable to you, please consider it. I will also be posting exclusive content for members as the blog progresses.
And finally, I do have cancer. Cancer is expensive in every way you could possibly imagine. My daughter’s violin studio has created a GoFundMe to cover some of my expenses associated with my cancer treatments. I will be posting about the benefit concert that they are planning for me in November as that information becomes available.