THE MESSAGE! Summer 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Well I'm back to writing again, so Bill's Burden gets some much needed attention! Months and months of stalling have created a writer who is not a writer. Time to inject some much needed muse into my story, hopefully I can sustain this. Lots of story details running around in my head. Character details have fleshed out and I'm more comfortable with where the story is going now. Emily must be turned loose! More details to come. Plan to post regularly from now on.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas time !

I wanted to take a few minutes and wish all of my friends a happy holiday. I live a blessed life full of friends who love me for who I am. Recognizing this fact I try to pass this on every chance I get. The idea that people can enhance each others lives with love escaped me for many years. Things have changed in my life today and for that I am truly grateful !

Not long ago I went through a period of unresolved grief over my mothers death. A good friend shared words of wisdom with me when he said that even though my mother had moved on I had a great opportunity to show her love every day. It would be in the form of showing love to women of her age. Open the door and smile, take time to listen to what may be very important to them. Simply put, take time to acknowledge the elderly.

Sometimes life seems nothing more than a mad dash to nothing. Today I pause to smell the roses and look for the love. I hope you will do the same.

                                                                                                           Merry Christmas all  

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The traveling ring !

How many of you believe in ghosts, have you ever seen something that you couldn't explain that led you to think that they might exist ?

Here is my story for what it is worth.

Several nights ago while relaxing at the casa, I experienced something I couldn't explain. Mind you tall tales are not my idea of fun.

My dog Jack was outside chasing the neighbors cats, so that means only me in the house.

Performing my normal routine of wasting time on Facebook, I'm gazing at my monitor transfixed by all of the fascinating comments from my friends !

Before we go any further I must back up and give you some details.

Several months ago I purchased a silver ring from a jewelry store in the area. Inscribed with The Song of Solomon running around the surface, I felt I had purchased an attractive ring. Concerned about damaging the ring while working, I got into the habit of leaving the ring off during the day. Wearing it only at night or the weekend.

Usually the ring found itself on the counter top in the bathroom, undisturbed and motionless or so I believed !

Back to the computer and Facebook.

While intently gazing at the monitor I heard a metallic sound behind me as if something were dropped on the floor. Turning to look, I gazed in shock as I saw my ring roll across the floor and come to rest about five feet from the door.

Now folks I have never experienced a so called phenomenon . Typical response, the hair on my neck stands up! I immediately assume someone is playing pranks on me. Problem is nobody else is in the house!

How did the ring get from the bathroom to the office. More or less ten feet distance between the two rooms.

Instinctively I reached down and picked up the ring and put it on. Something inside me was saying I should keep it on. Since that night I have not removed it. Afraid that it might be thrown at me!

Once again an incident occurs in my residence. Many discussions have taken place concerning the house and who my guest might be. I don't feel any negative vibes or am I uncomfortable. 

I have come to believe that there are many things that will occur in my life that I will not be able to explain.

I've always enjoyed ghost stories but I never figured one would involve me directly! Now that's my story and I'm stickin to it. More fuel for my muse I think! Until next time sports fans, adios.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Limits of Procrastination

Hello my fellow bloggers. It seems that I have exhausted reasons why I don't have time to blog. This is a text to see if I can make it through at least one paragraph without hitting the delete button ! Several days ago while setting around twiddling my thumbs for several hours, contemplating how how busy I was, I came to the conclusion that I was lazy.

The slow return to reality. Always able to find excuses to avoid what I know is right. The following is a sample of the things that run through my head !

I've gotten by just fine without it. Very frustrated!
It hasn't affected my muse, although I haven't written more than 3k in the last month. Oops!
I'm staying connected to my social media network, I press the like button alot!
I check my twitter followers count frequently, why are they following a dead beat!
And last but not least, the date of my last blog post will not change even though I look at it every day!

Thank God that  my work ethic bled over into my interest in writing. Looks like I made it through the barrier of sloth. Now all I have to do is come up with a topic for tomorrows blog right!  Peace my peeps !

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paying the bills

Summertime is always a busy part of the year for me work wise. I mentioned to a friend yesterday, that I really would like to be able to quit working and do nothing but write. Realistically I see problems with this idea. First I consider the light bill, next comes the gas bill. See where I'm going with this! Car payments, the list goes on and on. The brutal truth of the matter slaps me in the face. So once again I suit up and chase the almighty dollar, so I can pay my bills.

Boo hoo!

Actually in all seriousness, I feel I have been set in the exact place, at the exact time in my life, to be able to live this dream that's unfolding.Most people work under the constraints of  schedules that prevent them from enjoying the freedom to pursue creative activities. I am truly blessed upon closer scrutiny.

So, having reaffirmed this reality, I thank the man up stairs for my blessings. I really would like to say more but work calls. Good thing the story in my head won't go away :)  Adios!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Spending too much time on Facebook, daydreaming about being a  writer. Watching too much tv, spending too much time on Twitter, playing too many video game. Time to buckle down and do what I set out to do, write ! Just trying to be accountable to myself. So when I click on my blog to see if anyone new is following, I see this :) Have a great day Bill, your being watched !

Monday, May 30, 2011

Book Jacket design

I finally made contact with a media specialty company, concerning my book jacket design. Meeting is scheduled for sometime this week. Very excited about this. Primary reason for the decision to put the wagon before the horse, considering I'm writing the first draft is, the visual stimulation my imagination will receive.I need all the help I can get.

Having discussed this idea with published writer friends, I was made aware of the potential motivation that could be derived . Having an expanded photo copy of my book cover, hanging behind my computer on the wall, is in my eyes, nothing more than a tool. It couldn't do anything but help, considering the image of the cover shows it self to me constantly. Visualizations trigger plot details that are startling to me, mind you I'm new at this. And besides I think it would be cool, that's the nerd talking.

Anything to stimulate the imagination, right ?

It was very exciting to talk to my contact at the media company handling the design. I can see I will need to keep my composure when we meet, I'm easily persuaded to spend money! All in all it feels like a good thing, one that will pay dividends in the future. My final thoughts about the issue are, where did this story come from and why won't it leave me alone ! Well, actually, I think I can deal with it.