oyster50: Blog

November 26, 2014
Posted at 7:22 pm


I thought I was going to post a chapter to each of the three active stories a day apart, giving you something to do over the weekend. Apparently I missed a click somewhere, because Community and Road Rash both got published today.

Fret not. There's a chapter of Kimberly coming in a few days.

November 23, 2014
Posted at 11:25 am
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 1:52 pm

The Muse

My muse, Dorable, who, as many of you suspect, looks an awfully lot like Cindy, has been working her magic this week.

apparently she liked the idea of tossing out a short story, Kayla's Deal, and she has since been running around my head doing her spring dance routine.

Three days ago a chapter of Community went to the editor.

Last night it was a chapter of Road Rash.

And right now I'm at 75% on a chapter of Kimberly.

Feels good to find words again.

And if Dorable gets elusive again, I'm thinking that a few thousand words about that guy who finds an undocumented young Central American girl under the stuff in his back seat might be in order.

November 18, 2014
Posted at 9:46 pm

Trying to break the logjam

The muse continues to be elusive. I have about 75% of a chapter of Community done, but I just can't seem to get things going, so I decided to do something else.

Accordingly, I whipped out 20k of a short story, a single chapter of Kayla's Deal, just to prove that I actually CAN write.

Maybe little Miss Dora, my muse, will see that I'm serious and she'll give me a little help here.

November 8, 2014
Posted at 8:56 pm

It's all about me


Knee arthroscopy went well. recovery? two weeks of physical therapy. got most everything back, at least more than I had when I went into surgery.

Muse still a fleeting creature, but she did give up a chapter of Kimberly which I dutifully sent to the editor.

Working on a chapter of Community.

Enjoying the beginnings of winter on the Gulf Coast, which means I've actually had temperatures in the forties (you Yankess can shut up your giggles) and I love this time of year.

And in the back of my head - Bob gets into his pickup truck after visiting a metering station deep in South Texas. He's on the highway when a head rises over the seat behind him. "Meester, can jou give me someting to dreenk, por favor?"

October 18, 2014
Posted at 10:08 am

I'm Still Here...

A little ragged around the edges, mind you. I've been averaging 700 miles a week at work, I'm schedule for knee surgery next week. - that sort of thing.

But I'm still writing. There's a chapter of Community on the burner right now. Just as a teaser, the gang is getting a visit from Jo and Stoney, and I don't know, but perhaps Kara might have something up her shy but developing sleeve.

And to all of you who responded to the recent chapter of Road Rash, thanks! You guys keep me going.

Now... There's this guy doing a field inspection of a remote site in South Texas. When he's back in his truck and on the road, he finds out he's picked up a passenger...