Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What To Do

What does one do when writing one story while an idea for a completely different story sneaks into your head? What about when you're already bouncing between two stories already? This is the quagmire I've encountered. This new idea has got me all hot and bothered; I'm considering putting one of the two on the back burner while I develop this new one. I just feel so compelled. It's a new spin on an older idea, and I LOVE IT! That and I think it's brilliant! Any-who, it is a story that I've wanted to tell and wasn't quite sure how to execute. But now I've got it.

On another note, more excitinger to be exact, I feel I've finally chosen a title for my sci-fi novel. I spent the last couple of weeks kicking two ideas around after sorting through half a dozen others beforehand. I have chosen to title it Call of the Gods ©. I'm playing an epic fanfare each time I say it because everything's better with theme music. Okay, not really, but it sounded good. The title is one I've held onto since I began writing the first words of what was to be a novella, but morphed into a huger piece. I wasn't sure if it would fit though, until I asked a couple of reliable people: my unbiased wife and my learned sister, both opinions I value above all others.

One obstacle overcome, but now I struggle with the above stated. What to do, what to do...

Monday, February 13, 2012


I am back in business! Finally figured out how to pull the writing up on the new computer (triumphant fist-pump). Actually it was my tech-savvy wife. Love ya Hun! Now I have a good two weeks' of writing and suffering to catch up on. It figures, when I'm incapacitated be technology is when the creative floodgates not only open, but multiply tenfold. It has been torturous waiting for the this moment.

Now back to business; I'm still rattling around several title ideas for the sci-fi novel, and it's MADDENING! to say the least. I know the right one will present itself, but the suspense is killing me. If only that easy-button thing really worked. Oh well, that would take the fun out of it. I'll be contented to keep spilling the story onto the page until it happens.

What thoughts do you have on choosing a title? Does it just come to you or is it more like an epiphany? Happy writings!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Another Check In

Got the new computer(iMac) up and running, and I love it! It's different from what I'm used to(dell PCs), but it is a huge improvement from the aged dinosaur I had which was prone to random crashes and viruses, despite the anti-virus stuff in place. It'll take a little time becoming more familiar with how it handles, but no complaints yet! I'll be resorting to the ancient process of handwriting until I figure out how to successfully and completely transfer all of my work to this new and fantastic device. There's still a lot more to learn, but it's gonna be fun! Plus!! I've got several more ideas of stories to write that just tickle my fancy. I'll be checking in again with my progress of re-situating myself. Hope everyone else is faring well.