I would love for my first blog posting to be light-hearted and perhaps even funny. However in the wake of the events of the day, the terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, rather negates that.
As a publisher, I see manuscripts that offend me, sickens me, makes me laugh, intrigues me, makes me cry and bless the few that do it, enlighten me. I obviously am not going to publish those that sicken or offend me; however I do not wish to harm those that wrote it. Get them help perhaps, wash my brain with bleach and try to unread the words- oh yeah, however I cannot and hope I never do deny them the right to write their garbage.
That someone decides it’s worth killing people over boggles my brain. Our world is unwell, and I don’t know what the answers are. Pray that people open their eyes and realise, we have but one life to live and that we need to live with one another, not defeat and destroy one another.