oyster50: Blog

September 21, 2014
Posted at 1:36 pm

It's been a while

I guess I need to put things on the table here.

Life intrudes. Last week was ONLY 500 road miles and three days out of town. I've been doing 800 or better. Eats into the writing, you know. sometimes the muse tickles me when I'm out of town, sometimes not, just like at home.

I just sent a chapter of Kimberly off to the editor and started on a chapter of Road Rash. gotta do something.

My friend across the ocean seems to have dropped out again. Domestic issues can be a bummer. I was looking forward to integrating his story into mine, but I may just have to pull up short there and do a different angle instead.

A lot of you seem to like Terri in Community. I like her, too. She brings a different view to my favorite bunch of characters. Be assured you'll see plenty of her in there. I'm bringing Jo and Stoney (from Melodic Redemption) back for a visit to the Community, too.

As always, comments and suggestions are much appreciated.

August 19, 2014
Posted at 5:29 pm


Here's proof that I am indeed still alive and writing: a chapter of Road Rash.

To the reader who took me to task because I had codes in the story info that related to sexual activity and he'd read five chapters of indecision and chastity, I hope this makes you feel like there's some erotic content there.

To the readers who might not relate to our Jenn in this story, she's a lot like a girl I knew, terribly smart, terribly quirky, prone to analyzing everything that went on between us. Yeah, Sweetie! You're Jenn!

August 18, 2014
Posted at 5:24 pm

Still Alive

Lots of road work of late, but that's hardly something to hide behind. I mean, I COULD write in the hotel room, you know. I did quite a lot of that.

Truth is, i have 'muse' problems again. I sort of lost it on Community so I bounced half a chapter back to the other guy for some ideas. I'm waiting on those.

In the meantime, Road Rash gets a chapter. It's at the editors right now and should be posted soon. turns out that Jenn is a bit quirky, but then, that's just what Chuck needs. They get to find out how MUCH they need, at least in Round 1 and Round 2.

I also took a look at dear sweet Kimberly. That's open on the desktop right now.

I haven't given up writing. I told you guys long ago that I sort of fall in love with my girls and I enjoy giving them life.

Hang in there with me and let's see where they go.

July 31, 2014
Posted at 2:24 pm


I just sent a chapter of Road Rash to the editor.

Life has intruded majorly of late. Between the summer doldrums and some really interesting things at work, writing sort of slid off the plate. it's back now.

I've started the next chapter of Community so we can see what happens when Duncs and Amy mesh up with the rest of the gang.

As an aside, a couple of years ago I ghost-wrote three stories for a reader. I'd sure like to see where they're published.

July 15, 2014
Posted at 9:55 pm


I had a wonderful couple of days' worth of comments. Dozens, all but one positive, several wanting to discuss the inclusion of Amy and Duncs into the Community, something that neither Duncs nor I had plans for when we went into this thing. He and I have gone back and forth, and I guarantee it will be interesting.

I also had dozens of comments on my friend's gumbo recipe. I find that there are displaced Cajuns all over the world, and there are people who're anxious to try the recipe on their own. Go for it! Cajun cooking isn't rocket surgery. The first gumbo I remember eating at my great-grandmother's house was cooked on a kerosene (paraffin for my friends across the Pond) stove. Nope, no wood. Wood is rather scarce on the prairies of South Louisiana.

Anyway, I managed a chapter of Kimberly along the way, and somewhere in the middle of their happy world travels, Jo and Stoney are going to show back up, and I'm quite happy in my little universe.

Thanks, friends!

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