Month: August 2012

The Great American Novel

Posted August 17, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Fizzy Pop, Fizzy Pop Collection, Random Thoughts / 0 Comments

At one time or another most humans have talked about wanting to write ‘The Great American Novel’ or heck, anything ‘great’.  I am no different.  I’ve toyed off and on for years with different writing starts.  Heck, I’ve competed in NANO for 5 years I think it is, you do lose track after a while, and have won each and every year.  Though to be fair last year wasn’t an official win as I didn’t have an opportunity to upload my ‘body of work’ into the official verifier.  I think I’ve written some decent stuff (or so my critics tell me) and I know I’ve written some great shredder food.  And I still have half-baked ideas floating in my head.  But not one single finished anything.  Nada.  Well, at least since adulthood.  I finished, what seemed at the time, a novel in Jr. High.  I was 12.  It was like 120 pages typed.  Yeah, impressive.

One of my first NANO partials was a coming of age piece titled ‘Finding Galena’.  Yup, partial, never finished.  I have one friend who has sworn off reading anything else until that’s finished.  So basically, I lost a critic 😀

I have talked for a few years now of writing the fortune cookie novel.  I have amassed a massive quantity of fortunes from fortune cookies.  I’ve organized a few, does that count as starting?  I’ve toyed with doing it blog-style.  But that’s about as far as I’ve gotten.

I think if there were about 12 additional hours in the day I might actually finish something.  Or in the fortune case, start something.  Heck if there were an additional 12 hours in the day I might actually blog more, Pinterest with consistency, Facebook more, pour candles more, and most importantly participate in my marketing groups more.

So…who has the 36 hour clock?


BOOK REVIEW: Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind

BOOK REVIEW: Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind

 In Wizard’s First Rule, Richard Cypher’s world was turned upside down. Once a simple woods guide, Richard was forced to become the Seeker of Truth, to save the world from the vile dominance of Darken Rahl, the most viciously savage and powerful wizard the world had ever seen. He was joined on this epic quest by his beloved Kahlan, the only survivor among the Confessors, who brought a powerful but benevolent justice to the land before Rahl’s evil scourge. Aided by Zedd, the last of the wizards who opposed Rahl, they were able to cast him into the underworld, saving the world from the living hell of life under Rahl. But the veil to the underworld has been torn, and Rahl, from beyond the veil, begins to summon a sinister power more dreadful than any he has wielded before. Horrifying creatures escape through the torn veil, wreaking havoc on the […]