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Foul Ball - Update

July 24, 2015
Posted at 7:45 am

I hope everyone is having a good morning/evening.

To keep it simple, I found myself hovering over the SUBMIT key for the latest chapter of Foul Ball and discovered I just couldn't do it.

Let me try to explain.

Until recently, I've been able to stay a few chapters ahead. A writer friend of mine told me I was headed for trouble - I hate that he was right. As I contemplated submitting the chapter, I knew it was not one of my best. That's putting it kindly. It was the absolute worst. I was rushing to make a deadline and my fingers betrayed my thoughts by spewing out mountains of, well, crap.

I would like to be magnanimous and say I didn't want to disappoint my readers, but the fact is, I didn't want to disappoint myself. Not everyone has enjoyed every chapter I've submitted, perhaps, except me. I loved writing each one and was happy to get feedback, even when it didn't match my expectations.

So, Plan B, right?

I'm not giving up, I'm just trying to catch up. I'd like to have several chapters in the can before I post again. To do so, I'll ask for your patience for a couple of months. I'm not going anywhere, but I really do need to catch my breath.

In the meantime, I'll accept some feedback. One of the issues I believe I have had was trying to cram too much into a short span of time. In 31 chapters, Phil has progressed through just a few months of his life. I'm hoping to address this in future chapters and get the story moving. Give me some feedback and let me know if you agree or disagree.