oyster50: Blog

November 21, 2015
Posted at 1:37 pm

Bumping along

Real Life (TM) intrudes sometimes. did a fourteen hundred mile week this week.

Managed to roll out a couple of chapters. If you're into my version of 'strange', then Mi Vida is there. Dana is at a stage where I'm having fun, and Community Too has another marriage to contend with.

I'm wishing all my friends here a Happy Thanksgiving and I'm hoping for a slow three-day work week from myself.

Keep those emails coming. I enjoy reading them and answering a few. And while on the subject of feedback, it's been a while since somebody did a review of any of my stories. That's as subtle a hint as I can give.

October 24, 2015
Posted at 9:06 pm

Oops! I did it again!

after chasing Dorable around for a week, I finally got a chapter of Community Too finished and sent off to the editor. As is my normal procedure, I checked the contents already posted on line and found I was missing a chapter - I just finished 24, and that last posting was 22.

Panic mode.

Aha! the editor had returned it to me, and somehow I'd overlooked it and failed to post. That usually means I received his email with the edited copy while I wa son one of my many road trips. Sometimes things slip through the cracks like that. I have corrected that error. Chapter 23 should post shortly.

Now we have to see what Dana does to poor Ed.

October 8, 2015
Posted at 5:27 pm

Dorable makes a run for it...

She's leaving me with three-quarters of a chapter that ends with a distraught Carlita and a befuddled Dave, and an opening of the pTerridactlyl's trip to California.

I managed all that within a thousand miles of driving and poking around my chunk of the nation's fossil fuel infrastructure. It's NOT 'fossil fuel', we're recycling dinosaurs.

Hoping we (me and Dorable) get back together this weekend.

October 6, 2015
Posted at 8:08 pm

Thank you, Dorable, you're a cutie!

My sometimes elusive muse, Dorable, has been sitting beside me telling me stories for the last few days. I've been posting a chapter a day for a while.

Don't know how long she'll do this, she being a quite flighty little thing at times, but while it lasts, enjoy.

Oh, and three stories in the Top Twenty downloads - thanks, readers. Also, thanks for the wonderful stack of emails about the stories and the last blog post.

Stokes the fires, you know. And Dorable LOVES fires.

October 3, 2015
Posted at 12:46 pm

Going off the reservation

By now most of my readers, friends all, have seen that Carlita, the little darlin' from Mi Vida, has taken off in a bit of a non-traditional relationship.

I expected email. I got it. 3 to 1. For.

Folks, first, it's fiction. Second, there's a wide world out there, made wider by the breadth of human interaction. Third, CArlita's NOT leaving Dave. She's hanging on to him. It's just that she sees that her family includes two others, one of whom is both Dave's sister and former lover.

If it squicks you out and you stop reading, I'll miss you, but I will understand. Rest assured, no such shenanigans are expected or allowed among my other stories.

And, as always, I appreciate every email and comment and thought and idea. Some of you have seen your ideas finding their way into my stories.

Thank you.