Monday, June 15, 2009

A Wedding in Paradise

Well it seems that I have been properly chastened. The other night at the writers Group I attend in Groveland, Florida, I was asked why I hadn't posted anything lately. I was shocked that people were interested or still looking at what I write. I have been trying since last Tuesday to figure out how to access my blog in order to write something. Today I succeeded, so here I go.

I want to congratulate and wish the very best for two very dear friends L and D on their upcoming marriage. L You will be a beautiful bride and D you're a lucky groom. I hope the future showers many blessing on you both. By the way, enjoy the Ugiehers (sp). If they show up take a picture with them for me. They should be the ones with the beards and the Obama Button on their lapel.

Since I last updated The Pencil Pusher, I've been busy writing about my character Henry. He is a serial killer and a lot of fun to work with. The book is going slowly but I am pleased that the poor psychopath, now has a romantic rival interested in the woman he has been focused on.

However, I think my Vampire manuscript is in trouble. If you remember, that's the one I sent off to the Agent before I'd read it. I have been editing it but I keep falling asleep. I'm not talking about nodding off for a few minutes, I mean I've fallen asleep for two hours at a time. Will it never end? Thankfully, I've only 385 pages to finish the first reading.

I'd like to mention the three books on my night table. I'm reading Postmortem: Establishing the Cause of Death by Dr. Steven Koehler and Dr. Cyril Wecht. This is a good resource for writers who are interested in the nuts and bolts of how different ways of killing or accidental death affect the body.

On a lighter note I'm reading Drood by Dan Simmons. According to the author Drood is the name of the nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens during the last five years of his life. I did say lighter didn't I? I think I missed the mark. But I'm enjoying it very much.

I am also reading People of the Thunder by husband and wife team W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O' Neal Gear. Two people I would love to have dinner and drinks with. Their books are heavily researched. The pair are archeologists(among other things) and their novels describe the lives of various paleolithic and archaic native American tribes .

The last is The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs. They are another team of writers that Id like to spend time with. I think I've read this one before but I will read it again. Their plot lines and twists and sense of dread are wonderful and exciting even the second time around.

Thank you to those who have slugged their way to this point. Please let me know what you are reading or working on, leave a message.

Advice for the day: If you are being bothered by someones unkindness, always remember the person or persons who are the most unhappy and insecure in their own life deflect their inner self disgust by being cruel to the person that means the most to them, try not to add fire to their anger. It only makes them more unpleasant.

Signing off until next time, Bob