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Where I'm at in this new year.

January 4, 2016
Posted at 1:50 pm

As I enter my tenth year of contributing my various scribblings, I can see a big change in the type of stories I write and the quality of my grammar. All that, of course, thanks to my editors. I suppose you could describe most of my work as romance stories. I can live with that. Once in a while I get off the track and write something different, but usually I revert to my tried and true formula. One of my reviewers suggested I very often write stories that are business based. No surprise there, I was a businessman for over forty years. It's what I know.
I do try hard to vary my themes and characters, but I suppose my male protagonists are much of a kind. I think I write about them based on who I am, and how I think. One of my editors thinks that many of my main male characters just let "life" happen to them and then react to it. Could be so.
I passed the three quarter century mark recently and my long-suffering wife of nearly 54 years still steadfastly refuses to read my stories. There's a message in there somewhere. However, she doesn't begrudge me my hobby, so I carry on.
Lately, I've been much slower at producing new work. There's a reason, of course. I'm running out of new ideas and new settings. I'm currently working on a "saga" that started out as a simple idea, then got out of hand. It's still out of hand and I'm not sure when I'm going to be able to rein it in. I'll just keep on keepin' on. Thanks for all your support and encouragement along the way. I genuinely appreciate it.
Coaster2 (Steve)