Musings and such from the universe of my mind. Can't say that everything that I write is a masterpiece, but some of this stuff is just things that I think about, experience, see, and in some case, just can't really understand.
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|Posted on May 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Okay, so let’s talk about what’s been going on. The span of time between all of these blogs is just a bit ridiculous, but as with everything else in life,… there is a purpose and a reason for the tardiness.
First, let’s talk about the direction of Glorious Incorporated. Look to the right of your screen. Check out that fresh cover art! I found a great new graphic artist to do the design of my second book, (more on that later.) and that work of archite...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 26, 2014 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Have you ever been in a position where you’ve had multiple ideas come out of you in a flood? Where there are so many that you can’t possibly remember or capture them all? How about when you’re desperately trying to conceive of an idea, and you’ve got nothing, nada, zippo, zilch, and any other ridiculous metaphor or euphemism that you can come up with? Both events can be very trying, and extremely difficult to handle when they happen arbitrarily with no conceivable reas...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Just like every other aspiring, wanna-be author, I’m trying to find a literary agent. The process may seem easy, but don’t believe the hype. It sounds as simple as contacting someone in the industry to seek representation because “my stuff is the best thing ever written.” Why in the world wouldn’t they snatch me up like a two-for-one sale at Walmart? The answer is very simple; the agent to author ratio is dramatically lopsided. As a result, my book may not be giv...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 30, 2013 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
First, happy holidays, Merry Ho ho, and a happy new year to all. My apologies for the lengthy absence. It’s been a busy time all around, and quite frankly, I wanted to take a bit of time off to get back to the essence of what I live and breathe; writing. I know this is considered writing, but I’m talking about my truest passion, my artistic baby, my Rachmaninoff, my Beethoven’s fifth. . . eh, who am by trying to kid? My regular life got in my way, and I just haven’t ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
I know this guy. Super nice; not an unfriendly part about him. My wife and I became friends with him and his wife. Over the years, our family grew; as did theirs.
Let’s recap- He started out as an acquaintance, who became a friend. A happily married man; who loves his wife, and adores his children. A man in his prime, content with his life and happy to be alive.
He was diagnosed with cancer.
What a crappy beginning to a story. Tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 8, 2013 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
As an avid reader, I enjoy books that make me think. A good story line, a large breath and depth of characters, and storytelling that offer visualization of the action, suspense, romance, intrigue, mystery — whatever mood I’m in at the time. It has to be decent right out of the gate. Something has to catch me in the first 10 to 15 pages that makes me want to continue. That’s what I tried to do with this book. I created a suspenseful element in the first few pages that makes ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
The key message for my book is very simple… It’s all about the power of choice. The young man in my book has been plagued with a hard life, and the consequences of choices, by his hand or others, are the result. Using all the standard cliché phrases, he has persevered, triumphed, “dealt with his demons” (that last one is a bit ironic), and still manages to come out on top. That’s always a great ending to a story.
Oops… Did I give awa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Some people may be discouraged, put-off, outraged, or even embarrassed by the imposing word “Glorious.” It holds a number of different meanings depending on how you interpret it. Oh no! Not another religious book! . . . pass.
Here is the skinny on the title and the context . . .
Glorious in this case, means epic, massive, enormous, mind-blowing, of biblical proportion. If you come from a religious background, then yes – there are rema...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
The thing I liked most about writing this first novel was the storyline and the way it evolved. The idea for a corporate setting had always been there. I wasn’t sure at the time of conception how I was going to weave in the “supernatural” elements, but I knew I wanted them because they were a necessary part of the story. Hence the word, “glorious”.
When I started writing, I developed a storyboard for the overall structure. I’m more of a v...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Glorious Incorporated had been an idea that I had for over a decade and really did nothing about. As with all grand ideas like catching a blue Marlin off the coast of Ireland, playing drums out on tour with Paul McCartney, and creating the “Great American Novel”, it was put by the wayside with everything else that I didn’t have time for. I was a pragmatic realist back in that life. I was working my way up the corporate ladder, and really didn’t have time for nonsensica...Read Full Post »