Archive For: The Unfolding Story

Re-re-re-re-rebirth

Re-re-re-re-rebirth

I seem to be in the process of reinventing myself (yet again). If you have followed this blog at all, (or any of my slew of OTHER blogs), you will realize that this seems to happen a lot … so much, in fact, that it is questionable if I actually ... Read More
Time to try this organization thang again …

Time to try this organization thang again …

Life is ultimately about change. This is no great revelation … a simple statement of observable fact. So why do I start my post with a statement of the obvious? Ultimately, because I need to start SOMEWHERE, and that is what worked for me. Yep, folks, I am once again ... Read More
Both … neither … everything in-between

Both … neither … everything in-between

I am writing a book. This is not news to some, an interesting fact to others, a meaningless mess of images to some others … and many other things to still many other people. Actually, I am writing several books, but THIS book … this book is special. It is ... Read More
What was I writing again?

What was I writing again?

In the few years I have been blogging, the whole concept of WHY I blog often settles in. Every time it happens, I end up having a dry period, wondering “What exactly is it I am doing here? What do I hope to accomplish?” I then wander around in circles ... Read More

So far, my attempts at relocating the writing organs has been somewhat successful. I have gone to my new “office” twice so far, and both times managed to come out with a collection of words … maybe even some worth reading. Last time it was a couple of blog posts. This time a blog post again, but that was while waiting for something to download. But I manage to actually push out a couple of thousand words in one of my manuscripts, almost finishing a chapter that has been eluding me for quite some town now. It is a key chapter in forwarding the story along the path it has chosen, and I was having a lot of difficulty finding the words to make it happen. It did not help that I also lost my motivation and energy … especially while at home. I am not sure it is just a renewal in desire or the change of scenery is actually helping, but either way it seems to be working right now.

There is one slight drawback though. Since I am now sitting at a bar, for several hours, the temptation to spend money that I really can’t afford to spend on snacks and maybe even the occasional drink is pretty strong. So I also need to beef up the discipline, which is my true weak spot. The challenge is on!

Updated stats:

  • RAYSON’S story
  • Previous word count:    71375
  • Chapter:     21 finished
  • Current word count:      74505
  • Chapter:      22 
  • GUSTY’S story
  • Previous word count:     25658
  • Chapter:      18 Finished  
  • Current word count:      26569
  • Chapter:      19 Finished

It is amazing what having a chat with the right people can do. Some people offer encouragement. Some offer empathy. Then there are those that offer a good bitch slap upside the head and say get on with it already. Whatever did the trick, I managed  to pump a few more words out on one of the novels, and have enough ideas floating around still to maybe even continue for a day or three. We shall see. For those who are care, the current word count is now:

  • RAYSON’S story
  • Previous word count:    69547
  • Chapter:     20 finished
  • Current word count:      71375
  • Chapter:      21 
  • GUSTY’S story
  • Previous word count:     25658
  • Chapter:      18 Finished     
  • Current word count:      26569
  • Chapter:      19 Finished
At long last …

At long last …

Once upon a time, this basically lazy but somewhat creative guy came up with a crazy idea. He got sick of telling people he was unemployed when they asked what he did for a living, so he figured Author would be a much better way of saying it. To add some verisimilitude to this concept, he learned ... Read More
Brace yourself … I am back (sort of)

Brace yourself … I am back (sort of)

For the last couple of months I have had every excuse in the book (well … not MY book)  to not work on my books. Ironic as that might be. Some of the excuses might actually have a certain amount of legitimacy to them, such as helping my mother deal with my father’s quick decline into world of Alzheimer’s ... Read More

Current Progress Reports:

  • RAYSON’S story
  • Previous word count:    60387
  • Chapter:     18
  • Current word count:      63475
  • Chapter:      18 Finished 
  • GUSTY’S story
  • Previous word count:     25658
  • Chapter:      18 Finished     
  • Current word count:      26569
  • Chapter:      19 Finished


Is he still writing those damn books?

Is he still writing those damn books?

One of the victims of my recent bout of hiding … actually two, are the two stories that have chosen me to share themselves with the world. They temporarily got lost in the darkness, which is a shame because they are both wonderful stories (at least in my mind). But thankfully now that I seem to be ... Read More