Sunday, April 17, 2011

Iconic Incompletness And Imprecise Pictorials

I do so love nonsensical post titles. Why? Because quite often they have diddly/squat to do with the content of the post.

Over at Shooting Suburbia we have a brand spanking (oooh, hurt me, hurt me) new pictorials series called...wait for it...wait for it...wait for it....The Spirit Takes Flight And Touches The Canopy Of Life.

Pretty damn long, eh?

Over here, we have a mini-post that will ultimately direct you to my other other blog. You know, the one where you can't get there from here if your here is at a computer that doesn't allow you to get there from here.

Anyways, I'm still in the midst of trying to jump start the writing of Dandelion Tears and failing miserably, mostly because I've been unable to shake the current fiasco that is my job. Not for the lack of trying mind you, because I still got a few dirty tricks up my sleeve, and one way or another, I will start writing again.

In the meantime, I thought I would show you something that I sort of wrote earlier in the year, back when things were still hunky-dory in my life.

I say sort of because I never got farther than a couple of handwritten pages completed. I started writing it and because of where I was writing it, I had to shut it down just when I was starting to find my groove for it. Unfortunately, after I brought it home, I stuck it on my clipboard and immediately forgot about it until I needed something for a post.

The story is called "Preacher" and the idea behind it was that I wanted to write about a religious man who had the all the characteristics of someone who was morally bankrupt. So naturally the first setting that I thought of was Hell. And because you know how I function, I'm sure you can guess what kind of temptation I threw into the mix.

I may eventually go back to it and rework it, if only because of the endless possibilities that I could take this potentially depraved and pleasantly corruptible story.

In the meantime, please enjoy this fine example of me dabbling in a genre that I probably know very little about.

Question: if you can give me a basic idea of what I'm dabbling in, it would be greatly appreciated.

And finally, I updated my Submissions for Line 21 page as I recieved yet another form letter rejection. This time though, the form letter was professionally done, so it left me with a good opinion of the agency in question. If you think about it, isn't that what a literary agent should do when they reject your work? Also, in keeping with the theme of splitting my queries between agencies and publishers, I sent one off to a publisher as well.


  1. My writing has been distracted for the past week by editing, fatherhood, and the day job. I may try and type some lines today. Need to flex that muscle or lose it.

  2. rejection is the food of success!

  3. David: My writing has literally come to a screeching halt due to the head games that my job has doing to me.

    However, today, with Palm Sunday being so incredibly perfect weather-wise, I was finally able (after about an hour) write one paragraph for my latest project.

    It's not much, but that one paragraph has worked out to be the key to unlocking the creative juices.

    Bruce: Pretty bitter food I must say.

  4. Just read the excerpt at Partially Yours, and I would like to read more.

    Sorry work sucks at the moment - hope it improves.

  5. M: It's not so much as an excerpt as its the entire story. I never really got back to writing it and in fact, I had completely forgotten about it until I was writing this post late Saturday.

    Work does indeed suck major testicles right now. We shall see what the coming week brings us.

    On the plus side, I finally was able to jumpstart my writing again.


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