If you are reading this, you probably know enough about me to know that I am a writer. If you don't . . . Hi! I am Kyle Bowes, foremost a Christian, secondly a writer. I truly believe that the pen is mightier than the sword, and it is my desire to wield this powerful weapon for the Lord Jesus. Of course, wielding any weapon with skill takes practice; writing is no different. My training ground is Microsoft Word. My stories are my sparring matches. You, my audience, are the unfortunate Guinea Pigs of the end result.
I know, that last fact was a mean comparison. Guinea Pigs (see that cute little fella' on the left) are commonly understood today as those poor little creatures who are constantly put through a run of inhumane tests at the whims of a bushy-headed scientist. . . and very few are known to enjoy the ordeal. Digory's Uncle Andrew From C.S. Lewis's The Magician's Nephew even sent one of the furry little creatures to another world against its will. In short, countless Guinea Pigs are known to have been put through some pretty grueling stuff for their owner's advancement.
Wow, I guess that does describe my audience pretty well. Sorry.
In all seriousness, I do hope you, my cherished reader, enjoy my writings. I strive to write stories, articles, and journal entries that are compelling and a fun read. I yearn to share the gift I believe God has given me with as many as will accept it. However, if you have never walked away with a headache after reading one of my poorly written posts, you must have had some good Advil at hand. Sometimes I am sure you have accepted my writing gift only to feel that you were the recipient of a White Elephant prank. I salute and thank you, friends and family, for continuing to bear with me through the growing pains of a novice writer. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! It really means a lot.
In deep appreciation of my faithful followers, I would like to give you a quick peek at what I am currently working on. It is that time of year again here in WA where the days are short and the rain storms are long. Outside activity is a forlorn thought, and the locals go into hibernation mode. Many retreat to the fireplace with a good book in hand, while those who are lucky enough fly to lands the sun has not forsaken. Hibernation for me, though, means that I have much more time to devote to writing (sighs of ecstasy)! It is here, in the damp, drab realm of a Washingtonian winter, that many of my stories are born.
Such is the case with my latest short story, The Wanted Man. Set in a world where mankind has embraced Darwinian Evolution (survival of the fittest) as truth, The Wanted Man is my first try at a futuristic tale. Though it is the darkest tale I have written to date, I have enjoyed writing it and have completed about two-thirds of it. I do not want to reveal anything more about the short story at this point, but be looking for more details soon! It is my hope to begin posting The Wanted Man in short segments at the start of the new year.
My sci-fi novella Eriar: The End of and Age is still buried in the forgotten realm of unfinished stories, unfortunately, and I have not had the courage to save it from its doom yet. Oh, I have mostly finished it, but after having a change of heart over how the boy/girl relationship should work itself out (a vital part to the story), I have had a little reconstructing to do, including coming up with a completely different end to the story. Yeah, no problem. I am sure I will finish it sometime, though; it's just a matter of time.
I am also very excited about an upcoming project with a friend to co-author a book together! This project has just been born and I don't think we are quite sure if it will grow to be an elegant novel or just a fun writing project, but I am definitely looking forward to improving my writing skills through this new experience.
As you have probably noticed, I occasionally post articles I write on my blog, for I love most any kind of writing, not just creating stories. It is my plan to post many articles on my thoughts of many important issues in the coming months, so hold on to your hats!
The last thing bouncing around like a Ping-Pong ball in my brain is creating a new blog called something to the effect of "Kyle's Files" to archive all my writing in. This blog would not have the personal posts and pictures like this blog does, but it would have short stories, articles, journal entries, movie and book reviews, and my other writing odds and ends. I am not sure if a blog like this will gain enough of a following to make it worthwhile, though, so we'll see what I decide. Any comments to that end, blog followers? (Note: At this point, I am not thinking of discontinuing Extraordinary Existence, only having a better spot to put my writing. Ext. Exi. would still continue to give snap shots of my life but would not be the place where I post my writings.)
That is a quick run-down of what I have been up to lately (well, other than eating, sleeping, and getting ready for Christmas insanely early). ;0) I am not sure if my writing will be a career of just a hobby, but whatever the case, I will always use it for the service of Jesus Christ! I look forward to giving glory to His great name in all I write!
As always, I would love to hear any suggestions or advice! Comment below!