The latest


I’m so happy tonight as I write this post, why you might be wondering? Because for the first time in  – I  want to say thirteen years I actually own a laptop that is up to date, and not nearing the brink of obsolescence.

Until this afternoon I had previously owned an Acer which operated on a vista, that I had brought from my local Walmart store. It lasted six years, which is pretty good considering when I bought it I only paid around 250 for it.

This time however after nearing losing a piece of J Mac writing last night, I decided that it was time to upgrade to a better model, so I decided to try looking at Staples. When I think back on my purchase at Walmart, it makes me want to build a time machine so that I could go and kick my nineteen year-old self in the ass. Not only did I buy the latest in Windows, but I received a good protection plan by the store, as well as anti-virus software that makes my former anti-virus look like the worst computer protection on the planet. (As a matter of fact, it more than likely was.)

You learn a new lesson everyday and my lesson for today and on is never cheap out when it comes to your computer. In a case like this it’s better to shell out some extra cash, if you you have it available to you, and invest in a piece of technology that will last for a longer period of time.

I’m so excited, I can actually write on this little laptop in the dark, which I am currently testing out as I write this post.

Happy dance no more computer freezing, or multiple restarting. :)

Draw the curtains


Tonight love is going to be on its heights, cause baby you just gave me the green light.

Now I want to do this up right, girl you’re the love of my life.

I know exactly what you like, so hit the lights while I light the flames on these candles, your favorite scent is vanilla right?

Girl I’m just playing, you know me forever the class clown, as well as a hopeless romantic.

Yeah I fit the definition of the perfect cliché.

I’m straight up all the way, but hey that’s all right cause you know that I’m well worth all them clichés and more.

As I sprinkle down rose peddles on my queen bed.

Girl you’re the perfect dream, I must confess I’ve always looked at you and saw nothing but the best.

Fantasy coming true, when you step into the room, your birthday suit, baby oh my lord, how that skin glows.

So soft and so smooth in the candlelight you’re magnificent.

For a moment I stop to ponder how I ever found a woman so beautiful. Babe you’re oh so fine, then you kiss my lips, and here we go.

(Chorus draw the curtains.

Where we venture, it’ll be only ours to know.

Umpire you call out whichever position and I’ll be, ready and raring, barely breathing, but your moisture’s worth every second.

Girl when I can do this again?

Oh wait that’s right we can go all night. No need to press reset, we’re just endless love.

Of which I’ve got no regrets. )

Tonight is the best.

Oh.

Slow things down, we go slow and I’ll build you right back up, and by then we’re going hard once again.

Loving big, don’t you know, I make it a necessity to have you screaming my name.

Just as loud as your vocal cords can go.

Oh babe I love you so, I wouldn’t ask for anything more, just you and I, in this bed all alone.

(Chorus draw the curtains.

Where we venture, it’ll be only ours to know.

Umpire you call out whichever position and I’ll be ready and raring, barely breathing, but your moisture’s worth every second.

Girl when I can do this again?

Oh wait that’s right we can go all night. No need to press reset, we’re just endless love.

Of which I’ve got no regrets. )

Let this passion forever stay alive as we fall asleep in each other’s arms, wrapping up a night so amazing, it’s like I’ve been dreaming.

Oh

Last night I won’t soon forget.

Book Form


This may seem a bit strange, but believe it or not, until yesterday Jenny Mac did not have a first Chapter. Up until yesterday I had nothing but fragments of a sort of blueprint for the first chapter.

Now that it’s transformed into a completed first chapter I’m satisfied – well as satisfied as it is possible to be in the first draft. I dug a bit into Jenny’s life and some of the events that lead her up to this point in her life. As well as this awesome dream sequence in the beginning to get the reader’s blood pumping.

I’m so excited, this story is actually making it’s transition into the form of a book, and not only do I now have a prologue and three chapters, but I also noticed this little detail over the weekend.

Jenny Mac milestoneI’ve officially reached 10,000 words. I feel like once you hit that all important book writing milestone, you’ve instilled in yourself this sense of security.

I’ve been so nervous because since September I’ve had all of these ideas for the book, and I was unsure if they’d make sense, work out, or be able to manage the all important task of moving the story itself forward.

Now I feel like I’ve worked and dug my way into this groove that might just work out in a positive way for me. It feels so go to be 10,000 words in, and I can’t wait to see where this story will lead me.

A prologue, three chapters, and over 10,000 words I’m so pumped up and happy. :) Bring on whatever challenges that may present themselves in the writing process.

 

Stephen King: On writing


 “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

Inspiring is a brilliant way to describe this memoir. As an aspiring author I’ve read a few different books on the subject of the craft and all of them fail miserably in comparison to this book. As Mr King is quoted to say in his memoir of the craft, “There are a lot of books on the subject of the craft, and most I’ve found to be filled with bullshit.” What I like most in this book is that he doesn’t overwhelm you with his knowledge of the craft, whereas most others that I’ve read can overwhelm you within the first chapter alone.

The tips – the advice I’ve received in this book is better than most advice given to me by anyone else, except to read, which is a piece of advice that Stephen also covers in this book. I want to share a few of those tips that I’ve found helpful.

The first that comes to mind is a trick that should be used after the first draft is written. Once you’ve written the first draft of your story, put it in your desk drawer and don’t come back to it for four to six weeks. It’s important to forget about everything to do with the story that you’ve just spent months writing; because when you go in to commence work on your second draft you want to be able to look at your story as if it were a book that you just pulled from the shelf at a book store.

This tip was something that I didn’t fully grasp until one night when I decided to go over Dreamer a first draft to a story that I hadn’t touched in about a year. When I read the first paragraph I was horrified and I had to close the word doc swiftly, because the writing was so fucking awful. You want to be able to be objective when you go over your first draft, so do whatever you must to forget about your book until you feel that you’re ready to read the first draft, be prepared to murder your darlings, with this in mind, I’ll move on to the next tip.

(Murder your darlings.) Even when you think that you’ve written the most brilliant line, or an amazing piece of the main character’s backstory. You must be prepared to press that delete button on your keyboard.  If you’re unable to see where your story might have a chink in its chain, then it’s a good idea to have an IR (Ideal Reader.) Who can point out where your story might be dragging; this usually has to do with over attention to details that aren’t important to the story’s development. Which if you’re not careful might turn the reader off completely. Your IR can help you weed out the unnecessary so that your story can live up to its fullest potential.

Obviously if you’d like to know the rest of his advice you’ll have to pick up your own copy of On Writing, and believe me there’s plenty more, not to mention that Mr King explains these tips in a far more eloquent and better detailed manner, than I can.

Once you get past his childhood memories, the toolbox, and tricks of the trade, there’s the absolutely astonishing story of his near-death encounter with the minivan driver. After reading the details of the accident I don’t even know how he came back from something so traumatic, talk about a living, breathing survivor.

I would recommend this book to all aspiring writers out there, it’s taught me so much, and has given me a major confidence boost in my writing abilities. If you pick up any book on the subject of the craft, let it be without question On Writing.

Thanks Mr King, from a writer who had a lot to learn on the subject.

So much I wanna say, yet so little time


I want to start this post with something positive, well at least positive for me and all of my friends out in Colorado. I’m so happy that the Broncos are their way to Super Bowl 50.

(A quick side note:) I have friends and relatives that reside out here in Mass, so out of respect to them and the Pats I will say that the Pats played a good game and that Brady had me biting my nails in the 4th. So good game Pats I wish y’all the best next year.

This week was very progressive for me, I’ve accomplished a few goals that I’d set out a couple of weeks ago, until a slight elbow injury stopped me in my tracks. The first is that I finished ripping the rest of the carpet in my office.

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Then the next piece of the project before sanding down the hardwood floor, was to finish painting the walls. They turned out to be a beautiful white.

wall painted

Hardwood sanded

Finally to wrap up part of this office space/home improvement I sanded the floor, and successfully got rid of the nasty leftover glued down bits of carpet pad. At least now I can say it looks and smells a lot better. The sanding I am most thrilled to be finished with because to do the job and to also save some money, I used my portable belt sander to do the job. I will say on the up side it gives your arms a fantastic workout.

The final and one of the most important things I did this week was that I continued to chisel out the fossil that is Jenny Mac, although no major story pieces have been written this week, two important pieces to Jenny’s psychic abilities were. Even though that seems pretty minimal it’s actually a big step for me at least.

I know that I haven’t blogged much this month I do apologize people I’m trying to better proportion my time, but I do however have a few Stephen King books that I’d like to share with you when I have more time. There’s three so far that I’ve read On Writing, Christine, and Carrie; I must say so far I’ve liked Christine the best. I’m also in the midst of Misery so I will have some new posts coming soon.

I hope y’all have a good night and I’ll see you soon.

Feminine Guile


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Feminine Guile

To wake up next to her
Is a thing of beauty
If you could please excuse me
I want to devour you completely
So you don’t forget
What it’s like to lay on my chest
I want you
I want to hold you close
I want to feel your warmth
The build up
Underneath the sheets
The blankets trap the heat
And I think
What did I do to deserve this?
My heart feels like a furnace

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A love that matters


Your sleeping body wrapped around me so tightly.
You exhale and with that your breath tickles against my earlobe.
Our hands intertwine under the covers, in the early morning hours, and we find that our souls mate together.
A connection which brings us one step closer to true love’s intoxicating power.
I love the way you hold me, so firm and yet so gentle.
Never has a woman’s touch felt so incredible.
While in your arms I am at my most vulnerable, but you make my world feel safe and secure, that I actually find myself sleeping more soundly than ever before.
A kind of quality that only you could possess.
You are the perfect combination of passion and pleasure.
I’ll always remember that our love is a rare find, and that you’re someone special.
You fulfill every single one of my desires.
Babe with you I will never crave a taste of the finer things, nor could I ever crave the love of another.
Simply because my love, our is what truly matters.