I have spent a lot of time recently staring at and frantically typing more of the new manuscript. One thing I have learned since 2013 is that there is no easy way to write a novel. Don't believe anyone who tells you it is not a big effort.
It has been another tough week for many of us. Thus 2020. So I think what this blog requires some lightheartedness and maybe even a cup of hot cocoa.
I HATE talking politics on here. However, there are those moments in our lives when SOME things MUST be made ABSOLUTELY clear.
Now, back to books...
I presume if you are reading this that this letter has reached you safely.
A few minutes of authoring fun.
These were written by a few of literature's great authors, who have been read for generations so far and are likely to be read for many generations to follow us.
Note the highlighted sentence in each picture.
On Sunday night Father Face-timed me from Pennsylvania saying a woman from Prague phoned and left a message. (No, "A Woman from Prague" is not a book or story title. It could be, though.) She was evidently looking for me. But I have never even been to Prague.
Do you really care about my favorite brand of hybrid car? LOL!
I try to make names properly reflective of a time and place. It’s never easy. Sometimes I just see one somewhere, or on someone, and I have an “Ah ha!” moment.
Looking to talk writing, it seems #writingcafe is a new hangout. I had a look there recently.
In lockdown, and knowing my youngest nephew - he is recently age 18 - is a fan, and realizing it will give us something new to talk about with him by Facetime, Saturday night we decided to watch the first episode of the latest apparent "craze" on Netflix...
Writers tend to spend a lot of time indoors, uh, "social distancing" anyway. My wife joked that therefore in some ways this situation well suits me. (Smart alec. LOL!) That led me to feel that after my previous university poli sci global politics post, that I might wander next over to Twitter's #WritingCommunity hashtag and see what the other locked-down writers are saying...
In posting all of those silly captions, clearly I have lost my mind...
In down time sneakily I have been considering - and writing - a bit more of the next great project: the novel that will eventually be.
Oops. I thought I was writing an email? But I was using Wordpress?
Gee, it's good I have nothing to hide from you guys... LOL!
So today here is more - some of it lighthearted - from fellow authors on Twitter... as they (I am taking a rest after finishing a 600 page novel, and I admit I am not writing currently) again gather around the authors' office's "water cooler" to gab (when it appears at least some of them, uh, should be nose to the grindstone and writing)...