Coaster2: Blog

Hopefully, the errors have been fixed

March 23, 2018
Posted at 5:11 pm
Updated: March 23, 2018 - 5:13 pm

I'll begin reposting Hardware and Harmony with what I hope are corrections to all the little errors I made along the way. I'd like to thank all those who wrote me and let me know of my goofs. I went through every one of them and made the corrections.

Thank you and my lesson has been learned. No more posting without an editor.



Another dumb error

March 17, 2018
Posted at 10:15 am

It's been pointed out that computers were in use much earlier than my current story (Hardware & Harmony)indicated. I'm usually reasonably careful about things like that since I remember when I bought my first desktop, and my first time borrowing the office "portable" ... if you could call it that.
Anyway, I made some adjustments to the timeline in the story as it was being written and didn't pick up on the fact that I'd shifted the years to well past when computers became more common in use. My error, but I don't have the energy to go back and rewrite the story to fix that. I hope you'll accept that it's one of those things that doesn't (I hope) really diminish the thrust of the story.
Someone else wrote me to let me know that my dating of the VW Beetle Nick bought was haywire. In fact, the original beetle (rear engine/air cooled)was produced in Mexico long after Wolfsburg ended production.
Life is getting more complicated every day!
Cheers, Coaster2

dumb error from self editing

March 16, 2018
Posted at 1:08 pm

I should have expected this. I used "base" for "bass" when describing a musical instrument. Dumb! I wonder how many more of these kinds of errors you'll find. Don't hesitate to let me know. As soon as I've been told, I'll try and correct them.

The Brick Wall Syndrome

January 22, 2018
Posted at 4:36 pm
Updated: January 22, 2018 - 4:46 pm

I've just read Jay Cantrell's most recent blog and realized I am not alone. He too has hit a brick wall of de-motivation. (Is there such a word? Probably not.) I've got a couple of stories in various stages of development and no clear idea of where I want to go with them. I've been spending my time reading other's stories to try and find some inspiration for my own. After 76 postings, finding a new angle isn't easy and that's where I'm at. I don't want to become a schlock romance writer, so somewhere along the line, I have to find a new path. All ideas, however off-the-wall will be considered. In the meantime, I'll keep plugging along. I have a sequel to The Contractor with the working title "Lies, Damn Lies, and DNA" about a third done, a similar amount for a sequel to "Life on Another Planet", a post Civil War western that takes place in Southern Alberta, A 1800 era British Navy story titled "Gascoigne", a murder mystery titled "Sunset at the Sunrise Motel", and a couple of others that have no working title as yet. Is not for a lack of opportunity, but here I sit, up to my knees in mud, stuck in place.

Cheers, Coaster2

The first decade!

September 20, 2017
Posted at 12:23 pm

I just realized I've passed my first decade as an amateur writer. It's been a great pleasure to see the positive feedback I've received and it's kept me going. I must admit, after posting almost 80 stories, I've run thin on ideas, but that doesn't mean I don't have a few concepts in the works. Thanks to all of you who have written to comment (criticize or compliment)and have voted to keep me encouraged to continue.