I haven’t posted since Holy Saturday and I’m having a bit of difficulty in getting back into the swing of things. Since last week I have been very busy at work and end up tired out by the time I get home; the pace should slacken soon.

I have been really stuck on the book project, getting nowhere and just totally unable to face it. Then, yesterday, the solution came to me. I thought all along the problem was in my development of the main character, but it hit me that the problem is, I have the wrong main character. I switched viewpoint to the guy I thought would be the sidekick, and all the obstacles seemed to disappear. At lunch today I roughed out in my head what I think could be the first 3,000 words and will write it up on the weekend. After that, I think I might have half a chance to keep going. I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, a poem from Dorothy Parker that should remind all us bloggers of the virtue of humility:


Authors and actors and artists and such
Never know nothing, and never know much.
Sculptors and singers and those of their kidney
Tell their affairs from Seattle to Sydney.
Playwrights and poets and such horses’ necks
Start off from anywhere, end up at sex.
Diarists, critics, and similar roe
Never say nothing, and never say no.
People Who Do Things exceed my endurance’
God, for a man that solicits insurance!

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