it’s alive!

The words seem to be flowing right now. I’m not sure why, but I’m getting them down as much as I can. I’ve started a new story, not part of the Fathers and Sons cycle, but one I pretty much see wholly. I have a certain magazine in mind for it; their call for submission seems to match what I’m trying to do. Maybe that’s the motivation: a deadline. It’s good to be writing something, anything again.


Update 12NOV14 – I’ve reread what I’ve written. It’s crap. I give up. Back to the slough of despond for me.

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4 Comments on “it’s alive!”

  1. It spilled in your direction after all. Huzzah!

  2. donnaeve Says:

    I’m not sure which is worse.

    Having written something, only to discover one thinks it’s “crap,” or to sit day after day with nothing on the page except a working title and the Chapter One header. I mean not. one. word. To this end, I envy you. You at least put down words.

    Don’t let the despondency drive out your ideas. What’s going on with the Father And Son work?

  3. Paul Lamb Says:

    Indy – It was short lived.
    Donna – The Fathers and Sons stories are pretty much becalmed now too. I make occasional notes, but I can’t seem to write a word. Maybe I need medication.

  4. donnaeve Says:


    But before you go there…have you considered writing something completely different? I.e. a new genre? You write lit fiction. Try something new. All three books I’ve done are different. Lit Fiction, Commercial, and the latest, suspense. A change in genre just might be what you need to fire up your furnace again. Try it. See what happens.

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