Rise from the Fog of Uncertainty
About the Book:
The human condition is one riddled with complexities about the path we yearn for, who we are and what we believe.
We have become so dogmatic in our own beliefs that when they don’t come to fruition or we find them to be a hoax, our journey can come crashing down with doubt, fear, and uncertainty. Many individuals think they know why they are doing what they do, where they will end up, or who they wish to be in 3 to 7 years until a catastrophic event called life occurs.
We dream to live adventurously but the fear of change confines us to only existing, which is to survive in the fog of society thus creating a disoriented/invisible sensation. The unknown causes our thoughts to imprison us as we ponder if we will ever be content or if we will forever be in debt paying bills. We work hard to be accepted instead of acknowledged. We wonder about our next occupation or what comes after retirement. We worry about things we can’t control then suffer from anxiety. Our breath is limited by our determination and imagination yet those things we can take hold of.
We exclaim at times to be lost, but to be lost is to know where X marks the spot yet unclear on how to get there. So the question is:
What’s the Journey Toward X?
This book is meant to help you not only choose your path, but how to choose it wisely and magnanimously.
1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?
My journey as a writer started by my ego being too high to talk about my suffering and insecurities yet writing it down in my journal gave me clarity. Ultimately it became a hobby to just write down my thoughts and eventually it led to a book.
2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?
Writing at the beach while riding my bike to different areas was one of the best places and times for me too write. I would gaze out to the infinite looking sea, as it gave me a sense of euphoria which was enlightening and the thoughts just flowed out nicely during those times. The feeling of getting in better shape while riding my bike just made writing that much more easier as my mind was in its own space as the only things that would come to my mind were my feelings and pushing my body to excel.
3: Where do your ideas come from?
My ideas come from communicating with my friends, anime, documentaries, TV shows, movies, other books and anything in which I feel is prudent for myself.
4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?
I have a plan but then I let it come together toward the end. My chapter 1 ended up being my chapter 9 after everything was organized and complete.
5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?
Personal Growth and Philosophy. What drew me to these genres is that writing about things regarding those topics is what I’m passionate about. I love helping others and I want to open the mind of those who think in a dogmatic way.
6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?
No characters in my book.
7: Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I read every week and my favorite authors are Eiichiro Oda and Masashi Kishimoto.
8: What book/s are you reading at present?
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
9: What is your favorite book and why?
The Bible because there are certain scriptures that changed my life.
10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?
Stop thinking and just write. My book was a bunch of notes then after 130K words, I decided it was time to turn it into a book plus why not.
11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?
Instagram – www.instagram.com/jalbritton52
About the Author:
Jerald grew up in beautiful San Diego, CA and as it’s a tourist destination, he decided to attend San Diego State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Religious Studies. He not only enjoys constructing bridges and structures, but ourselves internally and externally as well. The search for his dreams, the grit and wit of his life contributed to his resilient curiosity about change, the human mind, and our life path. He has studied hundreds of interviews, debates, documentaries, anime, and read countless articles, blogs, books, and anything relevant in which would equip him with invaluable knowledge pertaining to life. His zodiac sign is a cusp of a Cancer and a Leo and he is of house Gryffindor and Stark for all you Harry Potter and Game of Thrones lovers out there.
Stuff He Loves: Basketball, Connect Four, Eating, Music, Ping Pong, Relaxing, Sleeping, Working Out and Working Hard.