Are you dead?
However, it seems so because I have written nothing random in a few months. It feels longer. Anyway, someone on Medium suggested I should turn back and post a few random thoughts on my blog.
I started writing my Scribbles to start the day. As you might recall, I’m a huge fan of Ernest Hemingway. In fact, I’m reading The Old Man and the Sea for the umpteenth time. He used to wake up, according to stories, put a blank sheet in the typewriter, and type anything he could think of. Sort of his way to purge out the alcohol and cobwebs.
I started these Scribbles as my way of shrugging off cobwebs (I don’t drink anywhere as near as Hemingway) and to put in my 500 daily words.
In the beginning, it was a struggle to come up with 500 words of anything creative. I often sat here at the screen thinking.
Lately, I’ve been deep into writing another Jake Rutledge adventure and since I know nothing about alligator farming, I’m doing research. Actually, I have written much and need a feel for the bayou. I probably need a vacation! I’ll head out there when it’s not 100 degrees in 100 percent humidity.
I am also working on another novelette about a retired sheriff who has to solve a murder at the zoo he now works at. And then there is my real job and the press releases I write.
I still don’t know who reads this, other than my critique partners and beta readers, and it doesn’t bother me much. I write for myself and for my job. Hopefully, someone is learning something or feeling my inspiration.
Not that I don’t like feedback: you can always chime in with a comment! However, I’m content. Thanks for reading.
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