Every brilliant novel comes fully equipped with a backstory. But does every acclaimed novelist come similarly furnished? Great, or not, I’m sharing my own backstory here. A Johnny-come-lately out there who may have missed the original posts can now find them archived in one place. Look along the right side of this page and find a new “page” titled, “A Former Cellist.” I will use that page to archive past and future posts about my struggle with Focal Dystonia. In the months to come, as I continue to promote Abyss of Chaos, I hope to drive more traffic to www.davidbeem.wordpress.com. The “A Former Cellist” page will be an easy way of getting up to speed with who I am, and why I’m writing now and no longer playing the cello. I’ll continue to tinker with the entire site to improve functionality as a whole, so if you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to share!
UPDATED! March 29, 2011: The recording above is me and Garnet Ungar, University of Evansville, 2001. Enjoy!