Friday, July 31, 2015

rewriting a rock opera

my original intention for the piece i am working on now was to be a rock opera.

i had shown it to my buddy john conrad and had even recorded several of the key songs for the opera while i was a third shift baker.


i don't think i will do that.

instead i am going to make it into another novelette for the book. i am already at 4,337 words and even the skeleton looks shaky.

it's a really powerful story though.

if done well, this will be one of the highlights of the book.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


It's a dusty day and the sun is low.

Pow! Pow!


Somewhere, a baby screams.

The smoke stings my nose.

Before me lies twenty three stories.

In the distance... Hoofbeats.

Twenty more.

The book is halfway done.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Editing and Writing tonight

Often, I feel that I cannot go on with my writing career if I have to edit.

That's bologna. It's called perseverance and we all have it.

I just have to dig into mine and take a chunk... EAT IT... And continue on.

So I have today.

I banged out four thousand words tonight since I got home around four.

Kinda feeling tired and my fingers hurt.

Go Book Go!


One of my main novelettes is almost there!

I need to fix some sentence structure, but it's looking good so far!

Friday, July 3, 2015

23? 40?

Twenty three short stories being edited all at once is a little much... Even for me. The good news is that there will be around forty in the finished book!