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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


writing while listening to the crystal method: vegas and am remembering a time back in 2004 when i was listening to it and working on painting.

for whatever reason, the album really keeps me going.

editing is tough though. i enjoy writing more than re-writing.

half-way done with the first re-write.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Youtube banner

looking for blurbers

due to unanticipated marital unrealistic expectations, my proof-reading staff for my new book: "by the gates of the garden of eden" of two is now one.

this slows things down a bit for editing.

99 days to go for the book,
99 days to go!
one goes by,
boy how time flies -
98 days to go for the book!

it will get done, but i might not get proofs out to those that i wanted to before the release.

i will probably fix this with edition two... complete with a good foreword and blurbs on the cover.

and then in edition three i will place the blurbs in the front several pages.

if you have read any of my other plays or books (see the right panel of and would like to submit a blurb about my writing in general, please send an email to:



Friday, July 18, 2014


sent out a couple of emails to some interesting friends with tiny tidbits of the book

i hope to get a proof to them soon so they can tell me how confused they are.


only 104 days left!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014


ok so i'm working furiously away and am thinking, sure, i can cut this down...

instead i add three chapters.

10,8899 words.

i should just add "fin" for 10,900 words and walk away.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Quote by Jerry Pinto

"All writing starts in alchemy... It's like: "Who knows why I'm choosing to this? But I'm choosing to do this... Let's see where this goes and how it goes and what happens." That's the lovely part!That's when everything's exciting and fresh and you don't know whether it's going to be this magnificent thing or it's going to be shit! And you're working really hard at it!

Then you realize that this is something, that it has to be done, that chapter has to be moved here and this paragraph, and you're slogging on at it... But then comes craft. and craft requires you to fall out of love with your work, to walk away from it and to take a cold critical look at it and say: "Should I kill some trees, that you should be born?" And if you keep saying that to yourself and if you keep looking rigourously at your work...

For every one word that I put out, I kill about five hundred. I write thousands of words and I abandon them! They're my monster children... At some level I love them too, but I can't possibly inflict them on anybody else. So I keep those out of the public space.

Only by being the most stern parent you can be, do you ever produce a child that someone else can love."

-Jerry Pinto

Sunday, July 13, 2014

seeking reviewers

hey, the book is 98% finished...

just tying up loose ends here and there.

i am looking for qualified reviewers who would like a discounted copy in exchange for a review on what they thought of it.

contact me at between july 15th thru july 30th with review to be turned in by august 15th.

make sure you include your online information, essays, articles, portfolio, etc

make the subject: "Book Review" please.


Friday, July 11, 2014


went to the printer a couple of days ago and typed off all 342 pages of my book for around $11, which was nice, since my printer at home is being monsterously obnoxious.

it was nice to have a friend take a look at it and giggle a little bit and then hand it back to me and tell me that he likes my writing style.

took a book break yesterday.

my cat, toasted marshmallow, slept in the box that the printer gave it to me in. he didn't have anything bad to say either... so at least one person and one cat think it's ok so far.

today, tomorrow and sunday i will handcuff my ankle to my chair and work until i finish editing the whole thing. then i will work the edits on the soft copy, then i will scrutinize it yet again.

i think what i will do in a couple of weeks (since the whole thing is just an .rtf file at the moment), is move it back over to scriviner writing software and give it another edit.

i like that program a lot but felt a little intimidated at it for the limitations that it was giving me in getting the actual story moving along.

i have a lot of work left to do...

not much time to do it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


my wife in one room with a red pen circling typos...

me in the other finding poor sentence structure.

the cats fighting with each other.

the laundry is done.

the trash is out.

the lawn is cut.

it feels like 1955.


where are my good house slippers?

Monday, July 7, 2014

the editing axe

i thought i would be done writing?


foolish pauly.

the editing axe sometimes spills out more than it chops.

werkin away still.

looking good though.

i need to make it:


and all will be well.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

07/06/2014 - done writing

finished writing the book yesterday.

total word count is 101,694

i think i wrote somewhere in the neighborhood of six thousand words yesterday.

celebrated it last night with my towns tribute to venezuela independence day (july 5th)

just me and the wife on the front porch hugging and me kissing on her neck on our swing.

i will never forget yesterday as one of the highlights of my life.

my wife is so cool. she made ribs and potatoes and various other foods to help me nurture my body so my mind could concentrate.


now that i am done writing, it is time to start word-smithing.

for those of you who don't know anything about the creation of art, each genre is different.

i paint, so i will use that as an illustration for the clarification of writing

imagine tempra or acrylic or latex paint. you paint something and it's done.

now imagine a damp oil canvas. you can mess around with that for days or weeks if you want to.

now imagine a substance that never dries. that is written language.

you can go and edit summerian text today if you wanted to. words are as fluid as a stream until they are copied.

the more copies you make, the more valid it is.

like put an isbn on something and its not as valid as something that is THE SAME and there are five million copies of it.

so in this one rare form of art, the establishment of it comes with the duplication of it.

again, let me express an idea. each child in a classroom has an identical text book. one boy scribbles out a word that he doesn't like. his book is now not valid in comparison to the rest of the class. however, if all the children scribbled out that one word, then the validity of the one boys piece increases.

funny to think of it that way eh?

SO! now that i have WRITTEN it, it is time to SMITH it.

take all of those letters, words, blurbs, sentences, paragraphs,chapters and parts and turn them into ONE well oiled machine of storytelling.

looks like fun!

have a great week!


note: my wife and i just discussed the philosophical ramifications of the above text and she was quite impressed with it's acumen. it's hard to impress that woman.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

and boom goes the dynamite

for those about to read...

i salute you!

one hundred thousand words have been written!

woo hoo!

all joking aside, i am still not done.

need to finish the climax and then the actual work begins.

it is time to edit, chop, splice and fill in plot holes.

need more coffee please.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

writing fighting

today i had a conversation with my friend about my climactic writing. there is some fighting in it.

"oh that's easy!" he exclaimed! "it's this happened! then this happened! then this happened!"

"sure," i said, "but that gets tedious after a while."

here is a great article about fighting that i found interesting today.

here is my favorite snippet form that article:

"Years ago, I had a long chat with a world-class weapons and combat expert about fighting. I asked him who was the most dangerous opponent in a fight.

His answer-- “In a bar fight most men will keep fighting until they go down. Later, they’ll get up, and we might have a beer together. A small man doesn’t do that.

“To him, it’s not a fight, it’s survival. He’s fighting to kill because he knows he might not survive otherwise. If he goes down, he doesn’t stay down. He comes right back up and keeps fighting until he takes you down.

“He’ll use any weapon he can find to kill you, too.

“Never pick a fight with a small man.”