Me & My Muse – Day 135: Back to the Pizza Pit

Some good things don’t last forever.  Having days off from work is an example of this.  While having the days off is good, nobody has unlimited days off from work.  And if they do, it’s either called unemployment or retirement.

For me, it’s back to the place of waiting.  Something good is in the horizon.  And until it comes, I have to wait, working at the pizza pit.

Yes.  It’s not the most desirable place to work.  But a lot of bright people are forced into places where they don’t belong right now.  And in a lot of cases, it’s not their fault that they’re there.  There could’ve been a layoff, putting them in that difficult position.

And with the economy the way it is, it is making it difficult for a lot of people.  I applaud the economy that is alive and well.  An economy that’s bursting with opportunity.  An economy that’s flourishing and thriving.


Muse:  And I applaud your sarcasm.

Thanks.  But to be serious, our economy is somewhere underground.

Muse:  Then you need to dig pretty deep to get it out!

I’ve been working at it.  But it’s going to take a really big shovel to get this economy out of the earth’s mantle.

Muse:  Just remember.  Freedom exists as long as people believe in it.

Absolutely.  Ideas can’t be toppled so easily.  To be a good writer, one has to know their audience.  Once that’s determined, they can be informed and entertained.

Muse:  My authors sure know who I am, since I buy their books all the time!

They know you, since they have the message that you’re looking for.  It’s a message that speaks to you and one that you can’t ignore.  But in this age, the message must be powerful to distinguish itself from the clutter….

Muse:  I hate clutter.  There’s all kinds of useless information out there….

And some of us are guilty of spending time with it.  A Facebook game here, a silly YouTube video there.  And not to mention all those Vines….

Muse:  I’ve seen a couple on YouTube.  I just haven’t gotten a Smart Phone yet….

Neither have I.  Maybe it’s for the better.  It’s unbelievable how much time people waste on those things….

Muse:  I know that none of my time is wasted.  It is spent growing new ideas and reading my novels.

But they are not ones that you have written, but somebody else’s work.

Muse:  Of course.  How many people can say that they have written their own book?

I’m hoping to say that I have soon.  Manuscripts usually take a long time to edit.   Then there’s the extra draft, the second edit, third revision, and hopefully the final edit and revision before the book is even ready for publishing.

Muse:  Fortunately, I don’t have to do that, because I already have some finished products from my authors.  Time to go read them!

I’ll let you, and I’ll get my day underway.

Muse:  Pumpkin spice coffee and a mystery novel.  This is going to be good!


Hopefully, my ship will come soon.  The audience needs to be determined and the message needs to be decided upon.  Right now, it’s contemporary fiction with my The Tale of Zachary Willowbrook Series.  I also have my rewrite of A Long Quest that I wrote in seventh grade (fantasy and science fiction).  For the rewrite, the project will consist of five books.  Each book detailing a year of the journey, with the last book covering the last year and a half.  I don’t want to disappoint anyone with the title so this Long Quest will indeed be long.

And that’s not it.  There will be a couple sequels after A Long Quest, which will detail the events after my long journey.  Besides that series, I also have another series that has been put on hold for a while.  This is a series that I call The Master’s Chronicles, and I will explain this in a future post.

Today’s high is going to be 45 degrees and the silver lining is obvious.  I hope to make more progress on The Tale of Zachary Willowbrook: The School Years before I go to work at the pizza pit.

To those of you who hate returning to work, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  It’s about time that he continues too!  Idea buildup is not good….