Sunday, February 6, 2011


So my novel is coming along. Slowly, but it's coming. I decided to keep the first draft as sort of the "A" story, and add in a "B" story where my MC, Dex, is a half ghost, half human. The novel is called "A Birthday Suicide," and Dex did commit suicide, but they brought him back. Only one problem--his spirit had left his body, and now he can turn into a ghost at will. So the original first draft is kind of his back story now, brought to you in flashbacks. But the real adventure and horror will take place with his ghostly form. It sounds much more confusing than it is, lol. It's been fun, and hard, to incorporate the new stuff in the story, though. I may need to actually do an outline--which I never actually do. First time for everything, right?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another Milestone

So January 29th marked 64 months sober. YAY!!! I still feel great being sober, and don't miss drinking. I can't say I don't sometimes miss the taste of a beer, like if I have hot wings--beer went great with hot wings. But Coke goes just as well, and has none of the pesky side-effects. I really don't miss being drunk, waking up with guilt, not knowing if I did or said something that was going to come back to bite me in the ass.

Of course, for the last 2 months or so I have been drinking very little soda, either. It's been almost exclusively water for me. I was going through 2 1/2 cases of Coke a week. I guess my body decided nice cold water would be better for me, lol. Now I get a 12 pack of Coke and a 12 pack of Fresca and they last me about 4 days (if my son doesn't drink all the Fresca--he loves that stuff!).

Friday, February 4, 2011

Nothing Interesting to Say

Currently Reading: Double Cross by James Patterson
Listening To: Disturbed The Animal

So I've been thinking for a few days about what to blog about. I have come to the realization I have nothing interesting to say. I don't know why. I just have hit a bit of a creative brick wall again. I just went through this. I didn't write for a few weeks, and then I got back into the game and went to town, averaging 2000 words a week. Now I haven't written a word of fiction in three days.

Oh well. It will come back to me. I feel a bit stressed right now for some reason. It will pass.

On the upside, I just finished a good book by fellow AW'er Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts . It was very different from what I had expected, in a totally good way. The MC is not your usual good guy (actually, she's a girl, ha-ha), she is brash, hard-living, and tough as nails. She partakes in certain recreational mood-relieving activities you wouldn't expect from a good guy (girl), but Stacia writes her so well you can't help but like her. And there is a ton of action and intrigue from start to finish. This book is labelled as science fiction, but it's more of a mystery/thriller in my opinion. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.

Hopefully writing this blog will break my block and I can get back to my novel, and the short stories I'm trying desperately to finish.