Yesterday = Good Candidate for Best Day of the Year

There’s a few things I’d like to do dang near every day if possible.  Three of those things include 1) writing good stuff, 2) having deep, honest, soul-sharing conversations with others, 3) do some dancin’ and 4) engaging in wild, passionate, sexual relations.

So yea, yesterday was a good day.  Particularly since 2) and 4) were both with different people (3 and 4 went together, obviously).  It’s a bonus when it’s the same one, but splitting it up a bit is nice too.  🙂

BTW, the book is up past 20K words.  This is right on schedule to reach 50-60K by the end of the month (my goal, as mentioned).   If you want to get a very vague outline for the book, read those mini-bios above.  The book expands on those by a couple orders of magnitude and is interspersed with a number of philosophical and spiritual metaphors.  I’m not sure if it works yet, but I’ve been able to work in a number of things that I’ve been thinking about for years, and I’m *really* liking the direction it has taken.

If I can work up the courage, I might put up an excerpt later this week.  I’m not sure exactly how to proceed on that angle, so I’m probably going to have to ask some offline advice.

UPDATE: This is kinda funny…I found it on my door this afternoon.

RE: Noise Complaint

Several times recently our Courtesy Officer has been alerted for loud noise complainst regarding excessively loud music coming from [my section of the apartment building] {ed note: this is my neighbor who likes to crank the tunes}.  One specific instance occurred between the hours of 6:30 and 8:00 this morning {ed note: it was loud, but it wasn’t music  ;-}.  Our goal, as you know, is to create  a peaceful living environment for all our residents.  Please be considerate of your neighbors an be observant of any excessive noise {ed note: I was quite observant}.  Please remember that excessive noise causing disturbance to your fellow residents is a violation of your lease agreement.

[etc. etc.]
Like I said…passionate.

Aaaaand…I’m free again

Good news today as I have made my resignation official.  Good news for you, dear reader, as you’ll have more to read.  And good new for me, your writer, as I’ll have more time to write and the ability to do so with a clean conscience.

You see, I was previously employed by a large, global firm with clients of every caliber.  Most of which I tend to write about about argue about.  In my deference to my employer, I held off writing a great deal which could have eventually led back to me and to them.  As it would have been unfair to ask them to take responsibility for me shagging their clients, I had been reluctant to focus on certain topics and companies. 
Now I am once again free and the fingers feel like flying. 

More to come…

Dude, It’s the 21st Century, Of Course There Aren’t

There are no more great writers, says V S Naipaul – News, Books – The Independent

The novelist V S Naipaul has damned the achievements of his literary contemporaries by declaring that there are “no more great writers”.

Naipaul, 75, who won the Booker in 1971 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, is said to have called this year’s Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival “unimportant and meaningless”.

He made his outspoken comments while at a launch of a new magazine at the Wallace Collection, in London. “Publishing has gone down in quality so much in recent years and the problem is that there is no literary life any more because there are quite simply no more great writers,” he said.

He added that he had also noticed the people who go to Hay were “incredibly ugly”.

Unfortunately for the old, they don’t realize the great writers of the day aren’t writing books.  Some write movies.  Some write blogs. Many write code.  Some write these things wonderfully, some horridly, but trust me, old man, there are most certainly great writers out there, and many of us enjoy their work tremendously.