Touring the inner workings of a mind that never stops
A friend,Rachel — http://rachelcarrera.wordpress.com/ — recently invited me to participate in a blog tour, which calls for me to answer four questions about my writing and to invite three fellow bloggers to do the same next week. Sadly, I only had one taker — http://londryfairy.wordpress.com/ — but I am extremely happy she volunteered to participate. Her interview is scheduled to appear on her blog a week from today (Monday, May 26). Thank you, Rachel, for inviting me to participate. 🙂
Here are the answers to my blog tour questions …
1. What am I working on at the moment?
I am working on two things at the moment. I have been writing a series of poems about technology and how it has changed society. The idea stems from a video I saw on Facebook entitled “Look Up” — http://blog.petflow.com/a-video-everyone-needs-to-see/ — which really spoke to me and compelled me to write 13 poems so far (the final two are forthcoming) entitled techn(elegy), parts i-xiii. The title obviously is a combination of the words technology and elegy. The poems are raw, honest and unapologetic. I’ve asked myself a lot of questions regarding the desensitization of society as a result of technology and the negative effects it has on the economy as far as the outsourcing of jobs and whatnot. The last two poems are by far the darkest of the series. I already know what I want to write, but I haven’t had time in the past couple of days because of a busy work schedule. If you’re interested, here are the links to the first 13 poems:
I am also working on a novel, Blindsided, which I started writing in 2009 and picked up again this year. It started out purely as a mystery novel, but when I decided to work on it again this year, I took it in a bit of a different direction. There still is a murder at the heart of it — the victim is a high school football coach — but only to bring two people together who normally wouldn’t be anywhere near each other. It’s about a sassy female sports writer and the boss she refers to as “Dickhead.” I was a sports writer for 11 years and had one boss I actually called Dickhead (not to his face) because he had no people skills whatsoever and he was just horrible. But I decided to turn him into a good guy with morals under the brusque exterior. There is quite a bit of humor with some very serious overtones. I’m in the middle of writing Chapter 18. If you’re interested, here are the links to the first 17 chapters:
Thank you again for visiting my blog and to Rachel for including me in the tour.