Drafting a Novel and Particularity

Writing a novel is a more challenging process than I bargained for when I started. The desire to author a novel came when I was considering things to do in retirement. I had never heard of “particularity.” First novel I was sixty-six when I began the draft of Saving Delisanna. …

A Bit of Writing

A short selection from my current work-in-progress involving the Goddess Kiliane and the God Kourrus, her mate. They returned to Kiliane’s palace. She feared to be alone and asked him to stay the night. Though he held her, she dreamed of being sucked into an orb. The nightmare scared her …

NANOWRIMO and Ray Bradbury

NANOWRIMO is approaching the finish line. Last year I sprinted across the finish line with an extra two hundred fifty words in a draft work of fiction. I didn’t take the challenge this year but remain busy revising and editing last year’s work. Which made me think of  my only …

A Bane of Living

One of the curses of living is watching our family and friends pass from this life. Today I attended a funeral for a friend, a man I have known for nearly thirty years. Goodbye Friend During those years, he and I competed against each other in bowling leagues and together …

A Novel in 2019 with NANOWRIMO 2019

NANOWRIMO 2019 starts 1 November. I wrestle with competing this year. Interestingly, competing implies competition. Yes, It is a competition against oneself. The competition is to write a novel of fifty thousand words in November, an average of 1667 words a day. Some days I might write more or less, …

Musing…

For an unknown reason, I am at a loss for something specific to write about. This doesn’t mean there are not a myriad of subjects flitting through my mind. It means nothing is sticking. Just musing… Musing, let see what is flitting at this moment. I just finished bowling in …

Donald Ray Harris-Memories

My uncle, Donald Ray Harris, died on 10 September 2019. Saying it sounds so clinical and in no way reflects my sorrow. Some favorite memories of my uncle. Memories The first was of him visiting my family after we moved to Beverly Manor, a subdivision of Washington, Illinois.  He was …

David J. Green-Update

Update to the post on David Jerome Green.. The Ship I received a black and white photograph of the ship David, and his family traveled on to the states.  The family was unable to provide the ships name. The picture shows several decks. The higher deck David referred to is …

Indianapolis-The story of USS Indianapolis (CV-35)

Many years ago, forgotten is the name of the book I read regarding the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Not forgotten is the image of nearly 900 men going into the water. Thu and their fight for survival. Some severely injured, but all fought against the sea, hunger, thirst, and sharks. …

David J. Green-Memories of a Visit

David J. Green passed away on August 15, 2019. My wife, three of my grandchildren, and I visited with David while we were in southern Texas. We were there as part of our RV excursion. I had the pleasure of spending most of one day alone with him. During our …