Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I promised I would be a better blogger in 2008, so here I go.

I’m feeling a bit stir crazy of late. I haven’t written anything new in a while and it’s starting to get to me. I don’t sleep as well. I have weird dreams. And my wife says I’m a real grouch (but that may or may not have anything to do with my writing). I have a few things I would like to work on, and I’m afraid that if I don’t get started soon, then the inspiration might dry up.

Maybe I’m being neurotic again. I do that a lot.

The nano-seconds I have to write have been spent on the synopsis for my novel. I want to get it out of the way before I start searching for an agent. And I thought writing the novel was hard! From what I’ve read the goal is to turn every twenty-five pages of the novel into one page of the synopsis. So I have to shrink around 340 pages into about 14 pages.

It sounds easy, right?

Maybe I can get it done and start on my query letters sometime before 2009. I keep telling my wife that if she would just let me quit my job and write full time while she supports me, then I could be a lot more productive.

It’s a nice thought. I’ll daydream about it tomorrow while I’m at work.