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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
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
Emerging genius

Emerging genius

As I stumble my way through life, I often find myself inadvertently doing what, as far as I can tell, I was actually born to do. It is rather ironic that in all my deep explorations of self; all my questioning of what my purpose in the world is; what I actually want to do with life, ... Read More
Another excerpt

Another excerpt

Since I recently shared a bit from one of my books, I figured I would continue the self promotion a little and share a bit from the other one as well. Hope you enjoy this too 🙂 Confused was a slight understatement to what Gusty was feeling at the moment. He had not really had ... Read More

It has been over a month since I mentioned that I was actually going to work on two books, and in that month I barely made any progress on either. I slipped into one of those “Why am I bothering?” modes. Do I really think I can sell a book, let alone two and actually make some money doing it? But beyond that I have just been lacking motivation for life in general.

This last week I decided to stop wasting away again and regain control over my destiny. I even made an excel sheet to track my progress of actually living. Sadly there is not much progress yet, but baby steps. Anyhow as part of it, I retyped, my older story in a more functional document, and in the process did some re-writing and actually have some ideas for furthering the story. And while I was working on that one I also got some more ideas for the new story. It dawned on me that I am really writing these books to tell some tales that want to be told. If they happen also to make some money that would be  great, but really not the only goal. So it seems the plan for writing two at once might actually work after all. Write one consciously while the subconscious works on the other. Anyhow I figured I would share for anyone who is actually interested in my progress. New updates on both books to be expected shortly for my test audience (if they still so desire).

Maybe I shouldn’t do that

Maybe I shouldn’t do that

As I slowly learn to fit into my new superhero costume (Writing Man), I am finding there are many little tricks to learn to survive the first time novel-writing experience. Unfortunately these are not necessarily the types of things  seasoned writers are likely to share with a newbie. Maybe because their trials were different. Or they just deem it ... Read More