Friday, March 12, 2010

A Daisy, Kerouac, and Me

Oh, I don’t know what to write. I’ve been working on The Broom Man, but I can’t post it. I read somewhere that if you post excerpts of books you plan to try to have published, it puts the book in jeopardy of not being accepted because…it’s been previously published or at least part of it has been. So….no glimpses of what I’ve been working on for a year now. Yes, it’s taking me a year to write a fictional book loosely based on an intriguing character from my childhood. Mystery surrounded him and assumptions followed him, which when added to my imagination presents a tale of small town life seen through the eyes of someone on the fringe of society.

If anyone knows that what I’ve said is a bunch of pig swill, please let me know. I’d really like to post bits and pieces, get some reactions and who knows, maybe a critique or three.

Since I don’t know what to write today I’ll return to Jack Kerouac:

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”

Excuse me while I sigh….


JoLyn said...

Great post. You've made me very excited to read your book. I'd be happy to read some if you'd like to send it to me. Then you wouldn't have to publish it and run the risk for being published later.

I especially love your photo--did you take that? It's beautiful!

Teresa O said...

Thanks, JoLyn. I may take you up on your offer. Yes, I took the photo and take all the photos I put on my blogs. Well...most of the time. Photography is becoming as much a passion as writing and some days I'm torn. Yikes!

JoLyn said...

I agree--my two favorite things! You are amazing at both. :)

JoLyn said...

Do you use a macro lens?

She Writes said...


Also love the photo!

Kiki said...

Wonderful post..beautiful and such a pretty flower..gorgeous!Yay..always fun to drop by here!

Teresa O said...

JoLyn...I have a point and shoot camera with a few bells and whistles like manual and macro options. I used the macro option, infact I use it alot. lol I love macro shots; they satisfy my artistic side.

She Writes...thank you for the long sigh. :)

Kiki... I'm so glad you have fun when you drop in.

Christina said...

amazing photo!