Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Story Continues

You won't remember, but I mentioned that I started a story from It was a dark and stormy night. I have no idea how many pages it would be now, but it is adding up.

I've got homeless people, bad cops, crooked managers, sneaky corporate VP, fun revenge, puzzling turn of events, sun sand, --no sex yet-maybe later that can be so trite after awhile. 3rd or first person, I guess is a voyeuristic view in print, but you don't really have to get anymore involved with some details than you would in real life. You can get a little more into their head without losing it. Context is everything.

Maybe I will actually finish this. It does keep evolving and I find myself liking some of the characters. A supporting player has begun to steal the show. That is crazy. Maybe it is as it should be. I try to distance more from the main character so the other one tends to say more what I think at times. I believe I can do this. But like most things, I may quit in the middle. We'll see.

There are people and events inspired by my own experience but not at all laid out in the same context. Who would best be cast in the leading role? Since Gary Cooper is no longer around, I can't think of anyone suitable for this story.


  1. I'm signing up to buy the first copy! You may be the new Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, William Brautigan, Kurt Vonnegut or James Joyce. Probably not the next Sidney Sheldon, though.

    When your mind hits the printed page, the inevitable result is spontaneous combustion!

  2. Oh I'm sure your observations will be keen.


  3. Add Hiaasen to Scribblers list. He's a good one too. Enjoy the ride!

  4. I can't think of a single contemporary actor in remotely the same league as Gary Cooper.


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