That is a rather strange title for a blog, isn’t it? Sometimes I feel like it is a lair. When I am locked away from the phones, the craziness of the outside world and my muse or mews, the creative juices flow, or they don’t.
As 2017 wraps up I think back on the year. What have I learned from 2017 that I can apply towards making myself healthier and better prepared for 2018?
Through this blog, I have made many new friends, and I thank for you trusting me with your time to visit my blog and peruse my thoughts for that day or week or event.
Many books were written in 2017 by yours truly, and many are selling nicely around the globe. That is an excellent compliment which I honor considerably and do not take lightly. Number 26 is so close to a complete first draft that I am getting excited. I want to see how it turns out!
When we read a novel or watch a movie, we get instant gratification even if it means we lose an hour of sleep to turn those last few pages. When we write, we must have patience. Rushing the process can damage the work intrinsically, changing the dynamics of the story which might diminish it.
We will serve no wine before its time. Writers should not release or rush a story until it is ready to “climax” and then conclude with the satisfying grace it disserves. I know, a tiny bit naughty, I apologize, a little…
When a writer wants to make a point we often embellish the words a little and then the idea hits home when we do. We want you to remember us! When the next story is ready to unfold before you, we want you eager to embrace what may “come.” “That was a hard one to resist.”
While I love writing Sci-Fi, I have a flair for being naughty at times, and it shows. I am unabashedly unrepentant for my foray into the human psyche and all of its juicy bits of naughtiness which makes us who we are as a people. Spending years of my life to understand humanity, I now use that knowledge and talent to titillate, excite, entertain and yes even educate in a delightful way.
You who follow my blog thanks so much for doing so. In 2018 would you do me the honor of letting your friends discover me through whatever mechanisms are at your disposal? I am also interested in the kinds of things you might like to read. Would you like more science fiction? Do you want the cerebral types of reads or the not so cerebral and more human interaction either on the mischievous side or perhaps a murder mystery? Possibly you desire something that is a little of both.
I ask you as I truly value who you are, and what might get you to click on “purchase now…”
The saga of the Starduster is my number one best seller to date. It has both subjects in it. Is that the ticket?
With 2018 right around the corner be safe out there. Please don’t party and drive and you know what I mean by “party.” I look forward to hearing from each of you, and I want you to know that if I follow you, I visit your blogs. Some I will actually take the time to comment on, so watch for that.
Much Love and Happy New Year! TW