It seems that every week someone asks me...
"How's the book coming?"
Each time, I swallow hard and muster enough courage to say...
"I am stalled. I am seven chapters in and have hit a dead end."
I have to be honest, I have avoided sitting down to write another chapter.
These questions go through my head...
"What next? I am out of chapter-long ideas."
"Is it good enough?"
(the greatest fear is putting yourself out there in writing and facing potential rejection)...
not that I had ever hoped to be a famous novelist.
No, I realize that I write for a small niche of readers who appreciate this sort of thing.
And so, I spend my days just living.
Living... and chronicling the day to day moments...
not book-worthy stuff.
Now here's the thing.
I have seven chapters and I don't know where to go next.
Should I submit to magazines instead?
What to do... what to do...
Lately, instead of answering that question, I have just ignored it...
hoping that the mojo returns, or that someone will give me an idea
that becomes my springboard for prose.
In the meantime, however, I feel that I owe you this.
After all, stories are for sharing.
Words written and never read are meaningless.
So, today I am gifting you this:
(Each of the following is a link... to the same story)
A single chapter. ( ←click there )
A story. (← or there )
A chuckle. (← or there )
A little piece of me. (← or there )