When I started writing Kognition a few years ago, I was in a bit of a blind panic. You often hear about a middle life crisis, but no one ever talks about someone having a panic in their early twenties. At the age of twenty-four I had already considered myself a failure. Nothing published, nothing well written, no prospects, no future. Finally, I sat down and wrote two stories: one would become Kognition, the other is a sprawling fantasy epic that I'm still working on to this day.
In the period of time I wrote the four Kognition books, I have also written a book of epic poetry, a dark fantasy novel, a sci-fi novel, and I have begun work on yet another novel. I've realized something important: regardless of my sadness, despite my self loathing, I truly love writing and creating. I will make worlds, characters, places, and I will do it until the day I die. I must say, without preamble, that I am proud of myself for having written Kognition. Sales are still low and it's tough to get anyone interested in the series, but I believe in what I've created. And I think, after all this time, that it will someday become something. Maybe not this series, maybe not this book, but I will continue to persevere and to create, because that's who I am.
For those of you who have read and supported me, thank you so much. I truly appreciate every dollar, every cent, every hour and every minute. If you've enjoyed Kognition, please tell me. If you've enjoyed my writing, please share it. And if you are working on your own art, please never stop. Never, ever.