Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Government 2009 What is Happening

I don't know what I am going to say. I am free streaming right now, electrical nodes flash across my brain. It is late but I feel the need to say what has troubled me during the day. I have a need to say what and who I am. I am a man who stepped out to help. I am a conservative as if that is important(the what. I am also Human,(the who). I always tried to assist organizations, when the flags of funding were raised, that was my signal. I went out to speak to those who could provide service for the target populations. I brought groups together and I asked the questions that related to the available grants and the organizations desire to be funded to fit the funding source.
On the side, and with my employers permission I marched with the feminists and their bare breasts(God Love them) in front of the White House. These women are true heroes. I marched to show that we were the people who supported the government, and yet wanted change. I was one of the people who sincerely believed. I helped build Resurrection City on the Washington Mall during rainy weather on the Capitol Mall, in the mud, with snipers on the buildings behind us. I felt the rain and I believed, this was what I had to do. However, I was discouraged when I saw four feet(toe to heel)behind several pieces of plastic sheltering the opening of the plywood. Feet that extending beyond their plastic shields that we had built. I was cold and wet and needed coffee. I entered the main tent and I saw dry people out of the rain, on bleachers singing slogans in front of the cameras I knew then that the media filmed and reported what America should see. The slogans not what I was doing, in the rain, what I was doing was less important than what the camera saw and reported to the American Public. The one who pounded nails, committed themselves was not important but the person who stood in front of the cameras carried more important messages than those who tried to secured the future by muscle, sacrifice and work for others. During the next few days I will put to you, how I interpret tomorrow. I do not know those who choose to read, or the other sensations of a man who has been through the struggle for rights. I am a Community Developer II, our president may have been higher on the pay scale, but I too know the dynamics. I am not important as a person, but when has that been important. It is always the reader, the one who expresses their position, the one who carries the argument. Those are the ones who decide. I listen if you have comments. I will try to answer, I am a Community Developer. But, I am also going to ask some questions and then I want you to break down into small groups with a pad of paper and black markers and tell me what you want..

Monday, August 17, 2009

Read Your MS

It has again been a while since I last wrote anything on my blog. It isn't for a lack of things to say, but merely the reality that I keep forgetting how to get into the blog to write. Thanks to my sister for creating a counter on Thursday for me as of today I've had 32 hits since then. Now that could be one person 32 times or two people 16 times so on and so on...But thanks if you are the one person or two people, thank you for taking the time to check.

I have been kept busy writing. I'm continuing to edit my Vampire story and have noticed that I never described my main character, Agnes(shocking). So I think that I may have added a little more flesh to her bones(so to speak).

Rewriting has given me an opportunity to flesh out other characters and situations as well. While writing my MS I have reread or read my story to the group for critique. I listen for the cadence. By reading aloud you can hear the spoken word but you may lose or not recognize flaws in content. You can so lost in the flow of words that you can't see or hear opportunities to simplify complex language structure or situations in which your characters may find themselves. That is why reading from the written page by the author is so important. If you don't become bored, as I've become at times, you may catch your weaknesses.

I should do as I say, of course my yellow pen has only traveled 100 pages in my MS so far. But at the end of the day when I'm finished(I usually write or rewrite for three to five hours, or more if I'm in the mood. I am then ready to put my characters to bed for the night.

I'd like to say hello to Laura and David. They were two very vocal members of our writing groups and they are sorely missed. Florida's loss is Texas' gain. It would be nice though if they could have remained with us.

My bedside table now has two new books on it. I finished Drood by Dan Simmons. It is a tremendous story and very absorbing. It describes the relationship between two authors in the mid 19th century. Good story, believable characters and a lot of twists, turns and surprises.

I am now reading a book published in 1997, Drums of Autumn written by Diana Gabaldon. I have thoroughly enjoyed her stories regarding regarding the trials and tribulations of Claire and Jamie Fraser.

The second book is Assegai by Wilbur Smith published May, 2009, set in 1913 per World War Africa. I am looking forward to starting this, I'm familiar with and enjoyed other books by Mr. Smith.

Well I am going to close for now. I think I'll return to this blog in a few days. Thanks everyone.