For several years now I've been trying to write a book. The idea germinated back in the early 90's and it started out as a police novel of sorts. But I could never get the ideas to flow past the second or third chapter, so about four years ago I scrapped the idea for good. It was a shitty story to begin with, and the global changes like the implosion of the Soviet Union and domestic politics have changed so drastically in the last decade the story would have been dated before it even got published.
So, right before my divorce I got another idea for a story and began doing some research for that until my marriage fell apart and I had a lot of other things on my plate I needed to take care of before I did anymore work on it.
About eight or nine months ago I had enough time and was stable and settled here in West Virginia so I started writing again.
Over and above what I post here, I spend about four hours a day writing and re-writing the story and I'm just about done with the first five chapters. I like where the story is going and I like most of the characters.
Here's what I'm going to do. Probably sometime after the first of the year, I'm going to create another blog dedicated just for the story. I'll post a chapter a month... And here's what I'd like for you, my loyal readers to do if you want. I'll let you know when the story is up, and if you could take a peek and let me know how it is. I really do trust your opinions, and would really like to know if it's worth continuing on with.
Be honest. Good, bad or indifferent. It would help to know if my efforts are worth going on with. I've got a pretty thick skin, so don't be shy!
And on another note, I noticed this morning my hit counter has passed the 20,000 mark... Not bad for only a year!
Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden