Interview ALERT

I had the pleasure of answering a few questions about myself and Dream State last night for Melanie Vautour. I was honored to be asked for the interview by such a wonderful person. Melanie has been ever vigilant in RT’ing many of my posts and supporting me as a writer since I entered the world of writerdom just a few short months ago.

My thanks to Melanie for her questions and the opportunity.

The interview can be found at http://melaniesrandomthoughts-melanie.blogspot.com/2010/05/interview-with-author-robert-e-crull.html

Additional thanks to @Veronica_tx for her support and efforts in getting the word out.

Namaste,

 

Robert

New Reviews Posted

Good afternoon all. I hope you are all safe and secure as you grab all the life there is to grab.

I wanted to take a moment to thank the following two sites that took the time to conduct reviews for Dream State. The Geeky Book Worm and Coffee Time Romance. I enjoyed both of the reviews and thank the authors for their time and effort, it is very much appreciated.

The reviews can be found at:

http://thegeekybookworm.blogspot.com/2010/01/guest-review-dream-state-by-robert-e.html

and

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/dreamstate.html

Thanks again and Happy Reading.

Namaste,

Robert

January 24, 2010

Darkness closed in from the walls of the sunny room I sat in. A sickening sweet blanket of creamy fog so thick it was impenetrable. Gone from my thought were the joys of my youth: the fun of discovery, the next great adventure. Pure nothingness replaced all the good from my life.

I had sunken down into a pit of complete defeat where life itself held no meaning. I had thoughts of dying as it would have been easier than to continue to trudge through the lake of waist deep mud with my concrete block shoes.

Unlike many of the other dark stories I have written in the past, this one is true. The feelings from that day are still fresh in my mind, where I hope they stay.

The next time, I may not be so lucky.

Namaste,

Robert E.

Recent Absence

Good Evening.

I have been away from the blog and other online communities for nearly a month and will continue to be sparse for the foreseeable future. When the time is right for me I will begin to tell the story of my absence, please be patient.

Please know I have missed the banter, and the overwhelming acceptance shown to me by you all.

Thanks.

Namaste.

 

Robert E

Absence Tuesday/Wednesday

Just wanted to let every one know I will be out of the HO (Home Office perverts) Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

I am finally getting rid of the Jimmy Durante nose, but should be back with all you lovely people Thursday morning.

If I do by chance stop by those two days, be warned, I will be heavily medicated, so anything that gets typed cannot be held against me in a court of law or public opinion.

Love to you all.

Namaste

 

Robert E

Terrific Thursday

Fake it till you make it…

It’s an old adage I know. One that I was introduced to a long time ago by my mother and her crew of cronies. I was reminded of this saying a few minutes ago by my mother in law.

Phone rings…

“Good Morning” I answer

“How are you?” she asks

“Perfect.”

“When have you not been perfect.”

“It’s been a while.”

“You know Bob with a little help from a professional you maybe able to get past this lack of confidence you’re suffering,” she throws at me.

“I know, I’ve sought professional help in the past,” I say playing along.

“Bull shit,” she says, “you could give seminars on how to be more confident.”

Truth be told that’s not really true. I carry with me everywhere I go a belief that only I control how I see a situation. And only I can determine if it is right or wrong. 99% of the time i choose to see the perfection in all I encounter. It has helped me get over my fear and trepidation of talking to the guy in the wheelchair, or spending that two minutes talking to the homeless person on the street. That belief has helped me get through more tough times than I care to discuss, and truly enjoy at a new level the wonderful things my life has brought to me.

All that said, I also carry that 1% with me, those doubts of my own abilities. The constant internal checks to make sure I have done the right thing based on my definitions. And as a writer there is the constant need to be validated.

It is those times that I fake it. More than one person has asked me how I can say that I am perfect, and more than once I have had to say in all honesty that “It’s my lie, I’ll tell it as often as I want.”

So, if you find yourself doubting you, try faking it. You may find that the little lie you tell yourself will get you over the hump and out of the funk you have allowed to creep in.

Wishing for you all exactly what you want for yourself.

Robert E.

Dream State Giveaway WINNERS

First, my apologies. I have been super busy of late and not posting as often as I should. That means that I neglected to announce the winners of the Dream State Giveaway.

My thanks to everyone that participated bu following me at the old blog site and Twitter. It’s an honor to have all of you around.

To the winners.

@Lou_riddell and @amehyatt were each selected to receive a signed copy of the print version of Dream State.  Congrats ladies, I hope you enjoy the read.

Take care all. More from Bobland later in the day.