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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sunday Morning Musings

How's that for an attention getter?

Good morning and happy weekend, Fire Enthusiasts. I went with Pink Floyd this weekend for a couple of reasons:

First, I'm still in that 'tween stage where I know a lot of folks are beginning to discover my novel, Dance on Fire, but I have yet to hear very much in the form of reviews. I have been asking for a couple of weeks now, so it is a little disheartening. However, I know they're coming. A local Central Valley magazine, Traffic Magazine, has read the novel and indications are that a review is coming, perhaps as soon as their next issue. I have participated in a Q & A session with the Kingsburg High School. Their next issue of the Viking Voice Newspaper will carry both that as well as a favorable review. This is potentially a huge boon for me because they represent perhaps my target demographic. I know I simply need to be a little more patient, although it has been a bit maddening. Don't worry. Unlike Pink in The Wall, I have yet to begin shaving my eyebrows off or spent the day staring endlessly at the television.

Second, I have been doing this blogging for a month or so, but with little in the way of comments. Sometimes it feels like I'm on a remote mountain-top, broadcasting an independent radio show that has no interaction with others, so I am unsure whether anyone might be following. Is There anybody Out There? My thanks to the nine folks who have graced my blogspot. I hope you are well and successfully pursuing your interests with a measure enough of success as to make it all worthwhile.

I'm not going to write a short story this week like I did last time. I'm going to keep it short and sweet.

For anyone else who might be going through similar periods of being between phases, perhaps we'll have to do a better job of encouraging one another to see it all through. Often-times, it all feels like that last verse that completes the soundtrack to The Wall:

"...after all, it's not easy banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall."

Oh, and one more thing. I know it's only Saturday, but I still entitled the post: Sunday Morning Musings!

I told you I wasn't crazy.

I am a writer, however, so there is that!

Take care. We'll talk soon.


  1. I'm here James!
    Just remember, should you ever feel alone--you might not really be all alone. you might just find yourself surrounded by some unvited company. they can creep in you see without you knowing--is it their breath you hear, or is it your own?
    look! there's one behind you!
    seriously, nice blog!

  2. (Whispering)Okay, I hear breathing, and I was hoping that was you. Are you telling me that it isn't? Oh, Snap! Please let that be you! I'm really scared now!;)
    Thanks for stopping by. It means a lot. Have a great week...

  3. Hey James, we are reading - don't worry! It took me ages to get a review about Alone(and I know you were one of those kind enough to do one), but these things do take time. As for the blogging, it can feel a bit like you are just babbling on to yourself sometimes, but it can be fun once you get into the swing of things. I found putting a hit counter on my blog helped with the old morale. All the best, Marissa.

  4. Thanks for the encouragement, my friend. It is always great to hear from you, especially as busy as you are these days. Take care.

  5. Just came across your blog after you began following mine. The site and your book are intriguing!


  6. Hello, Michele. It's nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your nice note. I hope to talk to you again. Take care.


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