I got nothing (ignorance) on any of that……
But I needed the headline (the crime). Why? Because no comments are coming in (Trump gets ALL the attention).
And my sex life is none of your business but it is safe to say, nothing much to write novels about but it has to be included in the headline to get the numbers.
I am still on the beach, still weaseling my way around the logs, the boat and the rocks trying not to get too wet while always lying on a board in a small stream of run-off from the constant rain. As per one of my OWN comments on the last blog, the patches all still ‘weep’ a smidge like a fat man’s sweat but that is a 97% improvement on gaping holes. I will attempt to fix the cry-babies today.
It’s NOT raining right now but the tide is up. When it falls away, it may rain. That seems to be the pattern.
I am not a religious person but if someone started the Church of St. Murphy, I would have to join. How could I not? I believe in Murphy.
The book is delayed a couple of weeks. Waiting on the cover and a few bureaucratic processes – like ISBN numbers and that sort of thing. We have two beta readers unaccounted for but not being accounted for kinda means they are accounted for – they aren’t doing it. That says something.
I have been feeling (about the book) that I have missed something that I wanted to say…..but I couldn’t put my finger on it…..still can’t…but the feeling is dissipating anyway. I am starting to feel as if I may have said it, after all. I think I am good. Rotten book but I am now good with that. So, I am good.
For the last little while I have been doing some research on OTG living (It’s not my style to do research. I am now fully onside with post-truth and alt-facts. That kind of ADHD insanity actually works well for me). But I got side-tracked into focusing for a bit and actually went and learned something. Accidental student, that I am.
Seems the book addresses a series of issues that other authors and documentarians have also identified and attempted. Basically this: “Why the hell do it in the first place?”
In this second, monkey-on-my-back book I try to answer that while, at the same time, describing my own, personal way of defining OTG. In other words, it is entirely subjective and I step into that subjective breach like the know-it-all OTG’er I am pretending to be. I mention this because some of my research has revealed others who have half-addressed it, others who have fully-but-erroneously addressed it and still others who simply went about describing and listing the mechanics and logistics of it without any self-awareness of the whys and why-nots. I hope to do a smidge better in the motivation category at least.
‘Cept for one category that I do not fully embrace anyway: the lone wolf (or pair) of eccentrics in the crazy-remote areas like Deadhorse, Alaska (on the Arctic ocean) or the wilds of Tasmania. I do not believe living OTG requires a mad-trapper mentality and so I am not including that branch of OTG mutants in my book. They are a category unto themselves. The rest of us are sane.
So, after breakfast I will go back under the logs and work on an old boat and contemplate my own sanity.
Doesn’t portend well for the book, does it?