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The time has arrived to drum up additional interest in my fledgling authorial career.

Henceforth, immediately without delay, I am participating in a Rafflecopter event, promoting my second novel, Young, Only Once.

The purpose of the exercise is to spread joy, introducing my Boy Hank to a wider audience.

Both of my Boyz, Hank in Young, Only Once, Frank in Concurrent Relationships, are available from e-book retailers and subscription services worldwide.

Descriptions and excerpts are here within my blog.

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“Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite.”
Edward Albee-American dramatist

Writing is something I do.I don’t live to write,or depend upon it to pay next month’s utilities and groceries.
The activity of writing is liberating. Loosely defined, I apply the ‘Five Why’ problem solving technique in my approach to expression. I pose the questions ‘Why?-Why?-Why?-Oh Why? and Why Again?’ in developing character-scene-dialogue. This also works well in the revision process. Words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs must justify their existence within the Grand Scheme of Things, the Work in Progress. The work must contain an Inner Logical Consistency, no matter the skewed or oddball Point Of View.
And in the final analysis…writing is cheaper than going to therapy.

At the present moment I am revising my second novel, ‘YOUNG,ONLY ONCE’, similar though more than twice the length of CONCURRENT RELATIONSHIPS.
Before starting a third novel (I have plenty of ideas), I would like to gauge the world’s impression of my efforts.
My goals are modest. I harbor no burning desire to see my name in print (hence, a pseudonym). Entertainment and information(new to me) are what I seek in a good read. Since the muse overtook me, I resolved to offer the same through my writing exercise.
Modest financial return would be nice (I won’t lie, outside of the fiction). What I would like to gauge is honest reaction to the STORY. Whether ten hundred, or a hundred thousand brief critiques, slightly more positive than negative would motivate continuation of effort.

‘Out there’ is much to choose from. I respect those who might harbor interest in my expression. As a reader I respect an author who gives their audience sufficient credit as insightful, thoughtful adult human beings. I try to replicate this attitude. It’s not so difficult. All cultures and religions contain a variant of the ‘Golden Rule’.

There are no new stories under the sun.

There is only an individual novelist’s synthesize of human experience.

Currently am lost in the Paul Schwartz productions ARIA and ARIA 2. Heavenly, though the percussion could be toned down a bit.

I picked up ARIA while IĀ for a flight at Vantaa, outside Helsinki, Finland.

Vieux jeu

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.

CONCURRENT RELATIONSHIPS
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.

CONTENTS
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
between us
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.
Lee DeBourg

Raison d’etat vis-a-vis expression

Brevis esse laboro, Obscurus fio

I struggle to be brief,and become obscure

Quintus Horatius Flaccus

 

“The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related,that it is difficult to class them separately.One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous; and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.”

Thomas Paine,The Age of Reason

 

“Life is just one damned thing after another.”

Elbert Hubbard,US author

 

The question thus presents itself as obvious: Obscurity or Irrelevence?

Given current status of the Blogging universe one could easily conclude there is far too much self-referential twaddle, nowhere close to enough enlightening information and entertainment.

As one elbows in,establishing a new Blog, the immediate task is to avoid consignment into realms previosly mentioned.

One seeks to edify, not merely annoy with over-reliance on the child’s personal pronoun grouping, ‘I-Me-Mine’.

“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man”
Sir Francis Bacon

“Find your own voice” one reads as advice for newcomers to the blogosprere.
One confidently looks to the future,doing exactly this.
We’ll see how it works out.

This version of musing was accompanied by a Lars Roos performance of the Swedish composer Wilhelm Peterson-Berger. A friend in Stockholm selected this for me two decades ago.

Lee DeBourg