Yes, I know you really don't want me to do this, but I simply must make your eyes glaze over with lukewarm honey. After all, this will be the kindler gentler mind control scene that was made so infamous by Malcolm McDowell in "A Clockwork Orange" (if you have to ask, then seriously, you need to brush up on your pop culture as it applies to Stanley Kubrick), and being kind and gentle to my fellow reader is what Father Nature's Corner is all about.
Now that I have your attention, let's continue with the starting of the beginning, shall we? We shall!
I finally got around a few weeks ago to sitting my cherry red buttocks in my tired old comfy chair, so that I could force myself to write using my Dragon software. Surprisingly, I have made some decent progress using it. To whit:
1} I rewrote three short stories for my new novella, working title Creativity Inaction: Oblivion, The Beach and Patience Is A Sin, which totaled roughly 6 pages/6650 words.
2} For the novella, not counting two of those stories that I had inserted into the mix, I wrote roughly 2700 words/5 pages.
Most importantly though, I managed to actually do some normal editing with this re-write, instead of simply transcribing everything verbatim. Trust me when I tell you that when I originally wrote this story back in 2009, it was what I like to call now, above average mediocre, so being able to do some solid editing while rewriting this is a very good thing.
And now on to the portion of the post where we decide to dip our big toe in the pond of self-pity.
This past week, I asked for and received the reversion of rights to my debut novel Line 21 from Solstice Publishing eight months early. Although I really do appreciate the fact that they took chance on me with this book, the sobering reality check remains that the failure of the book rests solely on my shoulders. I had nothing but a positive experience with Solstice (and if anyone affiliated with Solstice is reading this post, I do mean that with the most genuine sincerity) and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get their feet wet.
Having said that, there are a few things I want to do with this book. First and foremost, I need to come up with a new title. Next, get a new cover for the book. Third and most importantly, reformat and tweak a few things to it (I still have the final edited Word version as well as the PDF version of the book) as I want to release a new version of this strictly as an e-book.
This I believe, will be the best possible outcome for this book. I'm still skittish about formatting a book for print, but I have no compunction in formatting an e-book. So even though this wonderful book is temporarily on vacation, I do have a limited number of print copies available for purchase. If you're interested in having what is sure to be a collector's item (new version with have a new cover and a new title), click on the aforementioned title for details on how to buy. Credit cards are cheerfully accepted via PayPal as well as money orders via U.S. Mail.
And that, my friends, is how dated my writing has become.
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