Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'm coming home


I have been writing a lot this week.  Sometimes it just seems to flow much better than other times.  I wrote a chapter on my Mom's life in college.  It talks about meeting my Dad and the relationship they had.  They went to separate Universities and they weren't happy about it.  They were like Romeo and Juliet.  They always needed to be with each other.  They dropped out of their respective schools and decided to go to Western Michigan University together.  The same place where I would go twenty plus years later.  

I'm incredibly pumped because my wife and I are flying to Chicago tomorrow.  It's going to be cold, but that's okay.  I haven't seen Damon ( my brother ) in months.  Matter of fact, I've only hung out with him one night in the last year.  We're going to hang out in the city and celebrate my birthday.  My birthday is the 27th.  I will be 31 years old.  Also, my sister and her husband will be joining us for dinner on my birthday.  I haven't seen them in a while either.  

I probably won't write very much over the weekend.  However, I will get a chance to show Damon what I have so far.  Damon writes too and I will most likely be incorporating a chapter from him in the book.  

Well it's time to pack and get ready to leave.  Hasta luego!

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”  Charles R. Swindoll

Friday, January 20, 2012

My wife's name


We celebrated my wife's birthday on the 17th by going out to dinner with some friends at a Japanese Steakhouse.  Also, we went shopping and to a circus in Orlando.  It was really cool.  I hadn't been to a circus in like 20 years it seems like.  Some of the stuff they do is crazy.  I don't know how they pull it off.  

I wanted to take this time to introduce my wife.  Her name is Patricia.  The same name as my Mom.  She is a Colombian-American born in Chicago and raised here in Florida.  That is not what matters though.  What truly matters is the fact she is one of the most beautiful people I have ever met; inside and out.  She is also one of the funniest people ever.  She cracks me up all the time.  When I first met her, I was inticed by her looks, wit, charm, and personality.  I also loved the fact that she had the same name as my Mom.  It's really cool to think she shares the same name as my Mom.  I know that my Mom would have loved my wife.  They would've had a lot in common.  

As far as writing goes, I haven't been able to write much this week.  However, I plan on kicking it into high gear this weekend and next week.  I just need to get into a zone and bust some words out.  Hasta luego!  

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”  Charles R. Swindoll

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My New Book-Our Beloved Red

Hello Everyone!

This is my first blog post ever!  I am starting this blog to connect with people who are authors, publishers, writers, readers and anyone interested in books and telling a story.  My first book entitled, "Our Beloved Red" is currently a work in progress.  It is a memoir about the trials and tribulations dealing with the passing of my Mother.  My mom was the number one person in my life and she was tragically killed in a car accident in 2002.  I was only 21 at the time.  I went through a lot of ups and downs before and after she passed away.  This book tells my story of dealing with this heartbreak.    It is also a celebration of her life.  The plan is to finish the first draft very soon and then go from there.  Thanks for listening.

Ryan Krohn

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”  Charles R. Swindoll