Hey, I see a few folks still drop in to see if the cobwebs have been brushed away. Not quite yet.
I’m hoping to finish a rough draft of a novel within the next few weeks. About 50,000 words have been written, need another 15-20k. Then editing, then MOBI and EPUB editing, then…the can’t-possibly-fail joy of self-publishing!
Naturally, this mostly finished project is not among the ones I claimed would be next, because I am the Human Tumbleweed.
Here’s a line from the book I particularly like:
“Kristin Cross was as suited to social wiles as a cactus is to making balloon animals.”
There need to be penguins in it.
Alas, the platypus is Kristin’s spirit animal.
If everyone had penguin totems, wouldn’t they be too busy and all the other creatures too slothful? Regardless of your (no doubt wise) reply, Kristin’s animal is the platypus. She’s (supposedly) heretical about many things.
PURGE THE HERETIC! PURGE IT WITH FIRE!
“The first rule of riding a tiger is to hang on tight.”
Riding the muse can be much harder.
Sometimes the muse flows other times it doesn’t just go, it stubbornly hides and refuses to come out.
Thanks! Oddly, I’ve never really been troubled by writer’s block. Of course successful authors apparently aren’t troubled by apathy.
Alternatively you can try riding a moose.
“Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a writer out of my hat!”
I’m curious if you get that reference to Eisenhower-era geek Americana. My guess is “yes”.
Oops, musta brought the wrong hat.
Fun fact: When the scripts ran a bit long, the characters and narrator spoke faster.
You are indeed correct.
I missed this. Congrats, Worme! Full speed ahead!
That’s a great milestone.