Friday, June 25, 2010

Update for 'The Drifter' and some rambling on.

81 pages and nearly 20000 words into my sci-fi/PA story called 'The Drifter!' I didn't get as much done this vacation as I hoped I would, but our main character, Mace Christopher is trapped inside an underground city/bunker complex long after a nuclear war, and hideous mutants have found a way inside! Mace Christopher, hired killer, ex-soldier, ex-husband, plunges into depths beyond his capability of dealing with. Hopefully I'm not exagerating when I tell you that it has a breakneck pace and that frankly I'm having a blast writing this one. I put this book off to write Dead Tide, Barren Earth and Dead Tide Rising---The time has come! I have had positive feedback from two readers and it has me stoked. ( I won't identify them in case they'd rather preserve their dignity)Lets take a ride, and forget using the brake for turns---I'll just let off the gas a little.

There is a second, related novel called After Action Report and it is about the same size as this one is presently. I've debated blending the two stories, but it might be better to bookend them like Stephen King's 'Desperation' and 'The Regulators.'

Thanks for putting up with my rambling! The rest of the weekend will be spent celebrating my wife's birthday. Hope you all enjoy the weekend also!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Okay, a few days have gone by, and now I'm on vacation.

So pleased to say that.  The downside is the days go by too fast.  Three are gone already.  I have written 2000 words of The Drifter since then.  Not exactly the level of productivity I hope for, but it was Father's Day weekend.  The story seems to be shaping up quite well.  May have to send a sample to a certain loyal fan, to be sure it is.
I'll post something story related in the next day or two.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Watched a friend's son graduate high school tonight.

Pretty large graduating class.  Far more female honor students than male.  Are women smarter (or just more focussed) than men?  Is it that maturity thing?
Sure was a lot of young people about to embark into this insane world we live in.
Wonder how many of them even have a clue what they'd like to do with their future?  Are they cattle matching down the chute to the abbattoir or newly-minted adults about to make calculated, rational decisions?
By my twentieth re-union I think eight of my classmates were dead.  This particular class, 2010, had already lost two of theirs.
Here's to my friend's son, a fine young man named Keenan.  May you live and love well and make the most of life.  Dreams are within reach.  It is just a question of how bad you want it.
Another friend's son graduates tomorrow.  Stefan, I wish the same for you!
Time for this old man to hit the sack.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What? Another post so soon?

I must be turning over a new rock or something.  I could attribute positive actions such as this (posting on my blog) as merely a good day, but why?  I'll take it for whatever it is.  The good news is that I am writing and I hope to write a lot more on my vacation in a couple weeks. 

Might even post some more of the story soon if enough people are interested.  And yes, there will be more from the world of slime molds and the dog turd fungus!