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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

book project now initiated

how the hell do you begin to write a real book?
well, for starters i got a haircut, but i think that was just to buy some more time.
god, this is tough, especially when i'd never read a book that would have me as a character.
kinda puts a little perspiration in the inspiration.

oh well, it is what it is.
so i need a good ending to start with because everyone knows you need one of those or what's the point really.
and my story's ending began with the response i got to an email query that started out normal enough but soon unravelled into the following pitiful plea:

"...you know, desperate writers in the throes of opportunity can get ... well ... pathetic. I'm afraid this qualifies. But I really can't believe this. God, I know I have this one shot. Do you need a first born? Mine is 25 years old and nicely employed. He's yours if you give me a chance (he may have other plans but I'll see what I can do). Okay, that's it. That's my plea. Some of my best stuff. Did I mention that I'm a hard worker? That I do laundry? Vacuum? Anything else you want me to do? Did I mention those things..."
that was it!
i was serious.
they were humored, saying it put smiles on all their faces.
and that's where my story ends.
and that's my first chapter, starting right with the end so i don't lose readers like myself with short attention spans.
now how i got to the end is a whole other matter and i suppose the story.
i don't know.
maybe i should leave well enough alone.
we'll see.
stay tuned.


Pam said...

Now, let me get this straight. The end of the story is at the beginning. Where is the beginning of the story? In the middle or at the end? Then there's the dilemna of the middle. Where is that? Good grief, Bobby!

Congratulations...wherever the parts of the story go.

itsmecissy said...

I hate myself for doing it but I ALWAYS read the end of every book before I start the first chapter. So I understand in a sick sort of way. Congrats bob!

Robert Crane said...

pam and itsme: justgot an update from the editor on ideas and a framework. not sure what is more difficult, trying to fly like superman or write this book. at least both require a red cape. that i can do.

thanks for all your support the past few years.

itsmecissy said...

Just don't go jumping off any roofs in that red cape.

Pam said...

It's tough putting a book together. Do it one step at a time and you'll be done in no time. It's like having a baby...the first one is the hardest.

Randy Johnson said...

I think Pam hit the nail on the head with the “having a baby” analogy. Ya just have to dilate your mind Bob ...Oh yeah, and push …and don’t forget to breath!