Congrats and thank you for stepping up as the cheif editor for the SW Blog. I look forward to the road ahead.

I appreciate you sharing your wrestling with the various creative mediums. I have similar struggles too. I prefer telling someone a story over conversation than writing it down by myself. And many of the project ideas I have are not as suitable for a book, but rather as film and graphic novels and music concept records. Yet, writing is a means to these ends. I've been processing this struggle and journey to sort this out in my Substack letters to a marginal level of success. For some reason writing it out and pressing the 'publish' button challenges my assumptions and fears. It's confessional. Perhaps it could aid you as well.

Anyway, I love reading your posts and articles. I beg of you to continue them. I'll forgive you if you don't, begrudgingly.

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Jan 27·edited Jan 28Liked by Cormac Jones

I was hoping to support you financially, yet somehow my pledge didn’t link to a donation page. Did I miss something?

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You’re going to be the new chief editor of a super important site? That’s cool.

Is that what you want to do? You don’t sound super excited. Wait, they prolly read the comments here. Hm. Nevermind.

I think we’re kindred Christian Substack writer family. I love everything you write. That’s only ever happened once before and Shannon has continued to inspire me for 10 years so I’m assuming you will as well.

I don’t know what to do with any of my writing either. Screenplays huh? Have you read Mind of the Maker? She made me want to be a copywriter for about a year but I can’t do it. It feels too.. money oriented?

But I have ideas! I want to share those ideas! I don’t think I’d ever be a good novelist though. It’s so hard to write that way. So what’s left?

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks like this. Anyhoo.. I have no idea how to make sense of your picture graphs so I hope you explain those soon. But like, don’t feel pressured. I assume we’ll still be writers in heaven or at least working in the library so if you don’t get around to explaining it here I’ll get a chance to quiz you all about it there. Lol. After I find Jonah and Noah’s wife and David’s mighty men.. ok umm well you’d be on the list! Ha! Have a wonderful day dude!

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I’d be quite interested in reading these conversations with Fr. Benjamin, a collection of interactions sounds like a fun project.

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