Sunday, January 18, 2009

Naming him Abel can be funny

Missed my 4th anniversary here on this blog on the 6th.

Just wrote 2000+ words on a newish short story. Surprises me every time, haven't a clue where it comes from. And this one is cracking me up. Something to be said about amusing yourself when you are writing. At least it's funny, if nothing else. Are you supposed to crack up when rereading one's story? There must be a rule against that. Every time.

Have a good one. I have to contemplate what Ralph will do after the dinner is over.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy new years

Hi all. It's been a while I will admit freely. There have been sicknesses, holidays and whole years passing, so I think my excuses stand. Like a toddling new year baby.

I hope you all have a wonderful new year, and your wishes fulfilled.

I just opened a Word file of that story I began a few weeks ago. The simmering of time seems to have done wonders with this story. I'm very happy with its tone, and humour. Fav bit:

I didn’t shake their world, I didn’t scare them, or hit on the ladies, or cause anyone to blush, and I ate the casserole. Their standards weren’t high and I met them. Their moons and stars are my clouds.

and

I don’t consider my backside very often, except for when I have sat a stretch, generally painting. I don’t paint standing very often. That is for posers. I would rather my energy go to the painting or drawing, rather than to keep me standing for a length of time. My front side requires other considerations.

How much laughing should one's own writing command? My question for the year. This guy has a personality that has surprised me completely. Can't wait to get to know him a little more. Have a great day, and an even better year! And most of all thank you for reading!