Have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head?

And now for some nonsense

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My “housekeeping” efforts, when you really add it up, led to absolutely nowhere.  None of the other wordpress templates really do it for me but this one.  I’m not so much into flashy as I am functional, you see, which is why the Millennium Falcon will always be the sweetest ride among the stars. 

Why am I writing this post?  That’s more directed to me than it is to you.  I’ve written so much about the movies lately that I wanted to put something else up here.  The problem is I’m a little short on material.  If I told you about the book I’m reading, it’d only lead to another movie post.  (The film comes out next month.)  I’ll share something about that some time later, I’m sure. 

On impulse, I did sit down last week and hammer out a rough chapter for the dormant novel.  I’ve never really written about the plot here yet, have I?  The reason for that is because, at this stage in its development, it’s still being shaped.  I’m writing with the door closed, as Stephen King would say, and it’s just not ready for public sight.  I could tell you what it’s about, but then that could change next week, just like it did last week when I sat down to write that chapter. 


Just have faith—I promise there’s a work in progress.  On the third week of September, it’ll be one year old.  In the grand scheme of things, this is not that big a deal.  Tolstoy, after all, wrote five drafts of War and Peace before he was happy with it.  Hugo took—what?—a couple decades to finish Les Miserables, right? 

Besides, I’m no Tolstoy.  And not all of my writing is in the novel.  So again, more on that another time. 

Until then, I’ve got a number of scrunts hiding out in my lawn that need to be dealt with before I sit down to write again.  Have a great weekend, everyone. 


Written by taj

August 4, 2006 at 10:14 pm

Posted in General, Writing

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