Monday, August 8, 2016

Working these days on Chapter 4 of "Track Lessons" wherein George is VERY surprised when he falls in love for the second time in his life.  Chapter 10 ("Yep", click on Track Lessons to read this complete chapter) deals with George's old age, Chapter 4 deals with his midlife love affair and the rest of the chapters deal with specific races.  Chapter 8 "Good tricks aren't cheap" Bryar Motorsports Park (Loudon), and  Chapter 9 "Who's that guy?" Summit Point WV are already written and I'll probably post one of them here soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

These days mostly working on "Esmeralda" developing the character of Don Calixto (Calixto Sarmiento), the villain, insane, rich-boy drug lord that is aimed at the confrontation with Esmeralda.  Power vs Love, the heart vs the scheme,.....

Enjoying reading "All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers" by Larry McMurtry.  Excellent easy (entertaining) reading.  Sharp contrast (lots of detail) to my hero Cormac McCarthy (missing detail).
Also intersting as a first-person novel.

Thanks to my son John for recommending "All My Friends...."

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Posted the full text of "Yep!", chapter 10 of Track Lessons.

Click on "Track Lessons" and you'll see the link to the text.  This is a human interest story about how motorcyle-racer George got into his "Golden Years" and how he adapted.  Bitter and sweet for sure.  I hope it is of interest to readers of all ages, the elderly as well as their loved ones.  Comments please.  Cheers.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Getting ready to start "Wander 2016"

Busy getting ready for Wander 2016.  Every summer now I hit the road for a few months to visit friends and family, visit favorite spots, and see a few new spots.  This year I'll be travelling in a new-to-me 1997 Airstream B190 Class B RV.

Driving down the road is a good way for me to work on my writing.  This summer I'll be thinking mostly about "Esmeralda", composing little pieces of the story in my mind, and writing them down later.  Also, as interesting things happen I'll write a short essay or poem about them.  I'm collecting these and plan to publish them someday in a book entitled "Road Tales".

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Looking for collaborators for my book "Esmeralda"

I'm looking for a Tex-Mex female martial artist to collaborate with me on my current book "Esmeralda" (see description under "Charlies other books" on this blog).  We could do it all via email or perhaps on this blog to get input from other interested parties.  Also would enjoy communicating with Mexican (Mayan) curandera to develop the character of Esmeralda's great-grandmother.