I was having breakfast with a writer friend of mine this morning and we were talking about how the stories and characters we create surprise us sometimes. You just never know what those darn characters are going to do next. You plan and plan then the story just takes on a will of its own. It’s fun to watch all that unfold. It is kind of like being the first reader of the story even though you are creating it. A song by Chris Isaak was at the root if the current book I’m writing. Bit’s and pieces of the ideas in the song simmered in my head then came out as a story called The Legends of the End. Here is the original version of the song and another artists take. Enjoy…
Last week I spoke to the challenges that I was facing. Be assured I didn’t list all of them and also be assured that many of the challenges I face seem trivial in the light of what I observe others dealing with. Truth is I’m a blessed man. I spent the last eleven weeks attending the Citizen’s Police Academy hosted by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department.
I’m nearing the launch of what has become book one of the Robin Randle Stories. The one thing I hadn’t received yet was the copyright registration information. So, I go to the copyright.gov website and ask them when they think I might hear back on the copyright registration. When I wrote this book, I had no idea that I would ever write a second one around Robin Randle so when I registered the book it was titled The Robin Randle Stories.
I know almost everyone hates to write. Especially fiction writing. Well, maybe poetry too. Fact is most people hate writing anything more than a text or post to social media. Me? I love writing. I think it’s fun to create a group of people then put them in a place with a problem to solve and see what happens.
I was at a meeting yesterday with a very good therapist friend of mine. She has spent a lot of time examining the teen suicide epidemic that we are currently experiencing. She asked a teen in the meeting why teens feel so hopeless. The teen at the meeting really could’t articulate the reason and considering the brain development in the teen years I wouldn’t expect them to.