A few thoughts concerning blogging…
I am not a natural marketing personality. Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipsae (they come to see,they come to be seen) does not flow easily.
Sure, at base this is self-promotion for the couple novels I have produced, hopefully with more to follow. However,there is no reason why this process can’t be fun and interactive.
Perhaps my attitude can be summed up as, “Too fat to be used for stud, too young to be put to pasture, what is a poor boy to do?”
Write. Entertain. Make new friends. Enjoy life.
There are no new stories under the sun. For reference check Greek Mythology, The Old Testament, little billy shakespeare, et alia.
Ergo,the novelists task involves updating,comparing,spiffing with contemporary detail.As with others I possess life experience, access to ten thousand verbal stories, innate curiosity and an insatiable thirst for the written word.
a novel by Lee DeBourg
“Following college Frank Avery is comfortable in his bucolic little hometown of Collins. Beth Ann calls, announcing her divorce will be finalized Friday morning…and she is driving the two hours to Collins from The City immediately thereafter.
Oh, mercy. Not Beth Ann, again.
Amantes sunt amentes.
Lovers are lunatics.
1) vae soli
woe to the solitary men
2) usus te plura docebit
experience will teach you many things
3) stet pro ratione voluntas
end of discussion,we’ll do it my way
4) in medio tutissmus ibis
you shall go safest in the middle course
5) hoc opus,hic labor est
this is the tough part
6) ut fata trahunt
at the mercy of destiny
7) festina lente
make haste slowly
8) varium et mutabile semper femina
woman is ever fickle and changeable
9) ultima forsan
it is later than you think
10) hoc volo,sic jubeo,sit pro ratione voluntas
the fact I wish it so is reason enough
11) inter nos
12) inter alios
among other persons
13) non semper ea sunt quae videntur
things are not always what they appear to be
14) fluctant nec mergitor
it is tossed by waves but does not sink
15) alea iacta est
the die is cast
16) arcanum arcanorum
secret of secrets
17) laudator temporis acti
a praiser of time past
Epilogue) ultima ratio
the final argument
Coming in September
A note on musical influence.
I could not imagine life without musical diversity, or writing without such mood creation. For this blog installment the soundtrack from the movie ‘1492’ is being enjoyed.
I first heard this Vangelis creation (never having seen the movie) at a large music store in Glasgow, Scotland. It was their featured CD, being played on their thirty thousand dollar stereo equipment installed throughout the establishment’s multiple levels.
I didn’t even mind paying the Value Added Tax to procure a copy.