Wednesday, January 20, 2016

So This Writing Thing...

...is not as easy as it seems...actually, the writing itself is not so bad...I kind of enjoy it, though it's frustrating to finish something and then decide after awhile it's crap.  When that happens you wonder why you bothered laboring through all the time and effort of crafting the worthless pile of goat dung in the first place...but there's nothing to do but move on.

What's turning out to be more difficult is marketing what I've written...convincing people to part with three or four dollars of their hard earned money for the sheer enjoyment of reading the goat dung I sold them.

I wonder if those two things might be related?

My latest effort is a kids story, Papa's Model T:
My current thinking is this one is somewhat better than a pile of goat dung, but I guess time will tell.

I'd write a synopsis here but I've never found a good way to explain a story idea without making it sound ignorant, so I usually just go with "it's a heartwarming story of a boy and his dog" and leave it at that.

If you're so interested, look it up on Amazon and read the first chapter or two for free...I dare ya...I double dog dare ya...Papa's Model T

So we are officially in the grips of Old Man Winter now...
...and I'm not even a little bit happy about it.  One of my co-workers informed us he was taking a couple of days off to take his grandson downhill skiing, sledding, and ice skating.

I wish I could enjoy those activities.  I tried in my younger days, I really did...not downhill skiing, but cross country...and snow shoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sledding and tobogganing...the bottom line is I just do NOT like to be cold, period.

I can't even enjoy a decent cigar in this weather...
...waiting impatiently for the arrival of spring and summer.

Gonna hafta solve this problem before too long...none of us know how many revolutions around the sun we get, but after each one we all know we just subtracted one from the total...so I'm starting to feel a certain urgency about how I spend them, where I spend them, with whom I spend them...

Later, mcm fans...

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