Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A damn good reason

I've got a damn good reason for my absence.  Work and school.  I've reached a temporary stopping point.  Hopefully, I'll be able to continue soon as I have been chomping at the bit to write more lately.  Now that I have procured an air conditioner and the heat is somewhat subsiding, it will be more comfortable around here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A brief note about character development

I love creating new characters.  In many ways, it's like making new friends...and enemies.  I've had characters that I loved become such a huge pain in the ass.  Right now, as much as I love Holly, she's definitely becoming a PITA.  Sometimes I believe they have minds of their own.  I start writing a dialogue between her and Ben, and then she goes and fucks off somewhere for a while.  Even if I'm not done writing the dialogue, I have to stop writing her and make her vanish.  Don't get me wrong, I love this character, but I think she knows her time is finite.  With the heat wave dissipating, I will be able to write more.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Roasting in hell..oh wait...

It's been scorching here the last couple of weeks.  Too busy to write and being uncomfortable doesn't allow the muse to flow very well.  In fact, it's like a vacuum.  It sucks.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Writing to the beat of a different drum

It's no secret that Rush is my favorite band.  I've seen them over 30 times.  I usually queue up a few of my favorite songs before I start writing, but lately it hasn't been the usual ones.  The drum solos have been taking the front lines and then random 80s tunes.  Neil Peart is one of the greatest drummers ever to play.  I love the way he blends different drumming styles to create music.  Caribbean, African, Middle Eastern...all blend to make fantastic music.

Usually, it's Rush.  However,'s THIS...
Now this isn't the full version.  The full version CAN be found on Youtube, it's just not allowing to post it here.  Here is the link if you want to relive this awesome video 
Hourglass **if you click these links, you will be redirected from this page to YouTube**

maybe I should just go to sleep...500 words and THEN I'll I've got THIS one stuck in my head...

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) **if you click these links, you will be redirected from this page to YouTube**

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Writing thoughts

I have seen the horizon and it's a wonderful thing. Creativity doesn't stop there; it continues beyond. It is the beyond that drives us. Drives us to hope, drives us to dream, drives us to greatness - Me

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Another snippet...

...Was I going crazy?
 “You’re not crazy.” Holly said softly into my ear.
 Startled, I sat up in my bed to see her, standing at the side of my bed. “You’re dead.” I stated plainly. 
She laughed lightly and replied, “Was that a statement of fact or was it a question?” 
I looked down at the floor to see if she had legs too, and she did. She looked as real as anyone I had ever met. I looked around to see if anyone else was in the room that I hadn’t seen. We were alone. 
“Well,” I said quietly, “If I’m not crazy, and you are dead, what does that make me?” 
“Almost dead? Barely alive? Why does that matter? What matters is you can see me and hear me. Isn’t that what you want?” 
I could feel my face twist up with a confused look on my face. She smiled and said “Eventually, you will have to choose. Not today, not even next week, but soon enough.” 
And with that last bombshell, she faded from my sight. It would take me some time before I felt right with the world. She basically told me that I was dying and I wasn’t ready for that.  But frankly, who the hell is ready to die in the first place?...

Some days are better than others

I think when I'm done writing this book, I'm going to write a book about being a server.  That will be...interesting.