Greetings and salivations:
Yeah, that’s no typo, but it got you to smile, I hope. As of yesterday, the first edit of “Shock and Awe” came to a close. There is a third in the offing but it will be a couple months before I revisit it. The good police need to have their points of view told.
Plus, I started a romance in it, if anyone noticed.
Radio Check and his team will return in an expanded story, cleaned up and more intense. No technology was used in the story that does not exist. … Well… mostly. I expanded on some things. heh.
In the next few days we pick up on another story. Perhaps dragons, perhaps cell phones.
A few other threads of stories.
I sit now and ponder my next moments. A French Pressed coffee and a new coffee cup that was a gift of father’s day. A small model of “Red Jacket”, a clipper ship of the 19th century.
In a steampunk kind of twist, features of the ship will appear in the next story of the stolen children who returned home in the first book. “Hellions” is in evolution.
In the last few days, we have had a minor heat wave, so in temperatures hot enough to make tar on the street soft? Honey the honey-colored dog goes out into the middle of the yard and naps in full sunlight.
“Recharging her solar power.” I laugh at her.
It makes for a desire to write her into the story. So keep an eye for the broad-headed dog that loves her humans, but with jaws strong enough to crack a coconut. (it took a few hours, but she got it. I lost that bet, after all, coconuts are HARD.)
Looking for some beta readers, we have multiple authors with some very awesome story types looking for an honest reveiw so that the story may achieve its grace and beauty that the author intends for it to be.
If you are interested in being a beta reader/critique officer, send me a private message on Google Plus and we’ll get you squared away and you too can be a part of something larger than large. 😀 Imagine being the JK Rowlings beta reader for the first book in her wizarding fantasy book. Kinda dorky, different from anything that came before, but interesting and constantly busy. How much would that raw, unpublished work be worth to your grandchildren and their grandchildren (assuming she let you keep it) as the beta manuscript before publishing?
I have a couple, over the years. As fate would have it? The unpublished words in a beta reader book are unsearchable in all of the internet. But I will keep the 1980’s version of the manuscript books for the sake of interest.
But I have drifted off point. Giving ice-cubes to the overheated dogs after they ran in the back yard and barked, protecting their home from someone, so they now have ice-cube treats. They love their ice cubes. (AND those treats are cheap.)
So questions for you writers:
When you are stuck, as someone has said “Blocked” what do you do when this happens? What do you do to break through?
In my case, walk away, roll around on the floor with a “Who pins who” match between Honey the Dog and myself, shoot some archery.
So far, a note to you, my followers and readers. Keep reading! I’ll keep writing.
For now, Live, laugh, love, let the adventures begin- again.