Thank You Sir! May I Write Another?


4:32 am – Wide awake lying in my bed staring at the ceiling with one thing on my mind; write another book.

4:34 am – What book?

4:37 am – A biography on my music career

4:38 am – I really need to go back to sleep!

I woke this morning for some reason with the idea of writing another book. My first book is with the editors right now and I’m excited to get that one out. In the mean time, I’m thinking of the next book to write. I’ve been asked so many times how did I get to where I’m at musically. I love telling the story. The reason is because I think the question Where do you see yourself in ten years  is a joke!

Ten years ago I never saw myself leading worship. I saw myself “singing my songs up on a big bright stage”. Where I’m at now, there is no “stage” and there definitely is no bright lights. 

I laid there for two hours this morning thinking back through my life; every band I played in, every concert I played, every fan I met, every road trip I went on, every late night waffle house conversation I had. So many good times. So many bad times. So many memories I can’t get enough of. So many memories that won’t go away.

I have journals. I have pictures. I have videos (Oh God I have videos)! Writing this book would mean interviews, researching, reading, remembering, watching those god awful videos, possibly rehashing old friendships, creating new memories out of old memories.

I got out of bed and went straight to my computer and looked at the possibilities. It thought, Hey I have this app called iBook Author. I could write, insert pictures, maybe a few old recordings that never got out, a video or two. The possibilities seemed endless. I have spent the last two hours pouring over the internet researching this app and come to realize it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Only those with an iPad could read it. It can only be found in iBook library. 

So maybe I won’t go as far as putting so much in the book. I would like to offer it across many platforms including Kindle and Nook. So I’m thinking I’m still gonna attempt to write this book. It will be fun reliving some stuff. I’m gonna take state this time. Coach, put me in!

So is this something you’d like to read? Would you read my musical biography?

 

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Associate Pastor of GraceLife Church, author of Faith Debugged, musician and baseball enthusiast

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