This is a Facebook post I wrote pretty late on August 17th:
Just one more thing and then I'm out. I've got another story going on recently and this afternoon I wrote a scene where the female character watched the male character onstage playing with a local rock band.
Some of you know me and know when I'm watching musicians doing their thing, I'm ALL IN. I'm watching their fingers, I'm watching their feet, the strings, the sticks, the pedals. I'm totally immersed with the goofiest grin on my face anyone could ever have. And if you've ever been to a show with me you know that's no exaggeration. Hahahaha!
Kinda like this:
So today, I'm writing this scene and I catch myself grinning this exact same goofy grin. IT'S FICTION!! Completely made up and yet I'm goofy, watching it play out in my head.
Well, I thought it was pretty interesting and one of these days, I hope you'll get a chance to make up your own mind about wh...
Man, have I got a lot to learn! It's comical, I swear. If all an author had to do was write, there would be way more books out there. This website building was meant for more analytical souls than I, and more tech-savvy, that's for sure. Will I ever get it? That's not so certain. All I can do is laugh at myself or else I'll cry. Hahaha!!
So I drench my doubt in caffeinated iced tea and soldier on. Facebook friends post affirmations that convince me I can do this, I just need to put in the work. The time. Get the hell off Facebook, right? Today is one of the good days regardless of my website-building learning curve.
And I am making progress with the latest draft of The Guitarist. I have cut another five thousand words and five characters from the manuscript which seems miniscule, considering I should cut another eight thousand words to make it a standard "first-novel length." But the first draft was one-hundred, forty-nine thousand words...
The other one is http://may2014ridingthemusic.blogspot.com. In that one, I have posted chapters of my book, The Guitarist. At this point those chapters are drafts. They resemble the book as it exists today, but many changes have occurred, and many more will follow. Check it out.
I want to start by thanking my young guitarist friend, Sean Ashe of the Chicago area, for the name of my contemporary fiction series, Tools of Tone. He used the term in a Facebook post and I to...