Friday, March 4, 2011


I did it.

I started the new book.

7 pages, 1,900 words. And I like it already.

I guess what it comes down to is that I don't care what's gone down, who's walked out, what's been lost, or where the time's gone. Sooner or later when the past becomes a jumbled mess the best thing to do is toss a match on the fucker and watch the whole thing burn. Then you can stand back and observe what's birthed from the still-glowing embers, what stirs through smoking ashes to rise again.

By the way, the name of the novel?

Appalachian Phoenix.

Have a nice weekend.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Good to see you online again! And that sounds satisfying.

Arlee Bird said...

Now that sounds pretty defiant to me. I like that title.

Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome title!

Laura S. said...

Love the title! That'd make me pick it up for sure. Have fun writing the novel!

Sophia said...

That is such a voicey paragraph right there. Neat.
- Sophia.

Hart Johnson said...

Sounds like an EXCELLENT start! Feels good to be writing again, eh?

maepress said...

good to see you're back! title is fantastic!