Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thoughts Today

This is my first shot at doing a blog, so I believe it will take me awhile to really get use to it.

I'm still on the first chapter of my second book. I have family and friends eager to read it, but it has taking me sometime to really get the flow going. I try and write on the train ride home from work; however some days I feel just so tired that all I want to do is put my headphones on, listen to music and chill.
A part of me will feel guilty at this because I know people are waiting and I feel a certain responsibility to deliver on something I felt I promised. So for now I chug along, trying to write at least once a day. Two quotes come to mind in these situations:

"Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead." -Gene Fowler

(From JRR Tolkien's "The Return of the King)
Sam: Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon and the orchards will be in blossom, and the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And the whistle in the summer barley in the Lower fields. And eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?

Frodo: No, Sam. I can't recall the taste of food, nor the sound of water, nor the touch of grass. I'm naked in the dark. There's nothing--no veil between me and the wheel of fire. I can see him with my waking eyes.

Sam: Then let us be rid of it, once and for all. I can't carry the ring for you, but I can carry you! Comeon!

...The Frodo quote reminds me that even though you may feel naked in the dark, you need to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

This is my start. Hopefully this blog will be all that I intend it to be.



  1. Gimli: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an Elf.

    Legolas: What about side by side with a friend?

    Gimli: Aye. I could do that.

  2. Great Quote Anonymous! Thanks for posting!

  3. O! Where are you going,
    With beards all a-wagging?
    No knowing, no knowing
    What brings Mister Baggins,

    Great memories of The Hobbit on laser disc :-)

  4. Ah yes, the laser disc. Someday those things are going to worth something, and we threw ours out!