Monday, December 31, 2012

Good Things of 2012

Climbed Mt Timpanogas.
First published book: Twice the Christmas.
Completed 6 day road trip in motorcycle thru Southern Utah.
Saw the Grand Canyon.
Landed 24" Cutthroat trout from float tube.
Resumed float tubing.
Resumed fishing.
Took my dad fishing to Fish Lake.
Rode to LA and back on motorcycle; came back in one 12 hour ride thru cold rain.
Attended church service again.
Prayed aloud on Thanksgiving day.
Attended Bees games.
Coached Little League.
Had last game, that we almost won, dedicated to me. Very special to me.
Met up with old friend, Shane, after far too long.
Spent the year with Annette.

Friday, December 28, 2012

I am eating candy at my desk. Christmas candy. It's not like I can keep it around and it's not like I can throw it away. So piece by piece, it will disappear, each with a renewed promise to be the last one.
I will eat this whole bag. I know it.
If you want some, drop by my office and have a piece or two. My motorcycle suspension will appreciate it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ain't Dead Yet ain't dead yet.

Work progresses on my novel AIN'T DEAD YET. I hope to have it ready by May or June. It's follow up, CURSING BLACK'S TRAIL in November/December.

Blue Christmas

I am writing this after Christmas. I am struggling. The weight of the rejection of my kids is heavy on my shoulders. I am saddened by the inability on my part to gain the opportunity to reach out to them in a way that maybe they can start to understand the why's. But more importantly, how much I love them and miss them. At times, it is more than I can bear.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Book Cover, still in process of publishing

In following the advice of a respected person, Guy Kawasaki, I did not wait for a great cover to publish my book. But my brother has helped me from myself and gave me a cover that better reflects the ,ah hem, excellent writing of the book beyond the cover. Methinks I like it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Five Ticks

Five ticks, twelve times a minute, the second hand advances.
Either with a steady eye on watch or momentary glances.
So also does my heart; I know not the number each minute.
Counting down the beats of life, no matter the deeds within it

Monday, December 10, 2012

Twice the Christmas Available

It is done. My Christmas story, Twice the Christmas, started in concept two years ago, written last year, is finally finished and available on Kindle downloads.

I am very happy with the way the story unfolded and in the weird way that writing works for me, I came away from it, having learned from the characters. I hadn't really thought of Christmas quite like that. Yet, somewhere inside I must have.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Zig Ziglar

"You can have anything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want." Or something close to that. -Zig Ziglar.

Thanks for the inspiration and the sound of reason during a time I search for some. The world was a better place with you in it and it dimmed just a bit when you left.

Enjoy your new View from the Top

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

About Half Way

The march towards releasing my Christmas story, Twice the Christmas, progresses a little each day. It's a fun finale and I am excited to get to the end but loving this last review.

The main character, 11 year old Riley Thomas, is such a little kid. He's an amalgamation of so many little boys that I have known thoughout my life, including my own boys. He really doesn't reflect one individual.

In writing his character, I see him every day. I hear him and I know what he thinks. He's a great kid. I hope as you read Twice the Christmas, you'll get to enjoy him as much as I do. I wonder if you'll recognize him from a little boy that you know or knew. I would love to hear about it.

Tick, tock...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Working Hard

I've been working hard the past few weeks to get an original Christmas story edited and final touches added to make it available on Kindle.

It has been a year in the making and I am really excited to finally share it. I'll keep you updated but my target is this weekend (First of December).

The working Title is "Twice the Christmas". I'll post more  about the story over this next week.

Got to get back to work. Later.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Movie Logic

Lord of the Rings- Two Towers: There's still some good in this world and it's worth fighting for.

Amen. (Being Sunday and all)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bagging the Bucket List

I'm really tired of hearing about bucket lists and people working on them.
Just go live your life, don't feel the need to make the process Holy.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Survey This

As I mentioned earlier on Twitter, I do not do surveys.

Please take the time to fill out my survey, however, because my reasons for bugging you must far outweigh anything you might be doing or any objection that you might have.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

An entire frickin' year?

Actually a little bit over a year.
Actually a few months over a year.
That is since I last posted on this blog. A lot has happened and quite frankly, it would be great fro a daytime soap (in reality, no it wouldn't), but for my life- it was one of times that a Blog was not something with which I needed to be keeping up. My life kept me running and was tough enough.
I am back, however, to living day-to-day and thus, its time to re-kindle the blogging spirit. I hope it's as good for you as it is for me.
Welcome back, mike. If I say so myself.