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A Half-Crazed, Half-Cocked Comeback

Beyond the half-empty bottle of rum... there's this diary. The glass-half-empty is negativity looking down on your work and it's not a productive way to start. After much thought, I'm returning to write journal entries in this diary (with apologies to Hunter S. Thompson).

My short diary entries are going to keep you updated on stuff going on in my literary world. The decision to go back to writing these blogs started with taking a short fiction workshop and then yesterday going to a writers' meeting Write Before Noon stressing the importance of writing blogs. Passively, I guess they're right or I wouldn't be writing right this second.

Where am I at? I received a manuscript evaluation from Jonathan Ball recently. His suggestions were helpful to become more successful in publishing my first manuscript. Beyond The Blue Kite will one day become short fiction. The Stoned Theory Of My Own Destruction is the new working title of my completed manuscript, which is a picaresque thriller.




relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.

"a rowdy, picaresque 'guys being guys' movie"

Where am I going? Straight to hell. Really, I'm nervous about going to two conferences in July and they're rapidly approaching on the calendar. I'll have more to write about the events in the weeks ahead. However, much of my time these days is spent with the baby.

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