Thursday, December 8, 2011

test for TNC

Test to see if  The Next Chapter  for The East Texas Writers Guild can be viewed on this webiste.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Ready, set,,,,
Why, what, where, when, how-come and reckon?  That definitely is the question.  Why do some folks (myself is mainly who I am referencing) put themselves in a situation they know little about?
I seem to be drawn to things that I know little about or don’t understand.  I have, as long as I can remember, wanted to know about how things worked; clocks, auto engines, brain surgery and so forth.  I figure if something is already broken, then tear into it and see if you can come up with what is causing it to be broke.  I look at it as “heck its already broke so chances are I ain’t gonna  break” it.  That sounds like I am repeating something.  Anyhow, last night with just a couple of hours before midnight, I signed up for this year’s Nanowrimo challenge.  There, I have announced it.  They say that once you announce it, you feel pressure to push forward and complete the task.  I won’t go into the details because all ya’ll know what it is about.  The truth is I need a little “prodding” with something like this.  I don’t view it as something BIG in my life; I am not trying to write the “Great American Novel”, but I do like messin’ with it. I have been a little slack on the blogging end of all this and maybe I will write about that in the future but mainly, it is just like tearing into something that is broken, except nothing has been broken.  Now that makes a lot of sense doesn’t it?  I guess the fact that I haven’t posted is what I feel is the broken part and jumping off into this quicksand of Nanowrimo may be just the thing to “line me out”.
Well, here is my plan….I ain’t got a plan.  Nope, no plot, no outline.  I do have my characters; Billy Ray and Hank.  Ya’ll all remember them, don’t you?  I don’t know how all this works but hopefully it will “ all even out in the end”(that was mentioned in an earlier post)
Ya’ll are welcome to comment any helps, hints, or mints as awaaaayyyy we go.

Monday, October 17, 2011

East Texas Writers Guild

East Texas Writers Guild

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"It's Right There in Front of You"

It’s right There, In front of You

I am starting a new “series” of posts labeled “Right There in Front of You”.  I find that I sometimes go to great lengths looking for INTEREST.  Music, movies, travel, books or stories, all seem to have more intrigue if I have to go to some trouble discovering these adventures.  Anything that is at arm’s length doesn’t seem to get the first attention.  In fact, we as individuals are surrounded with interesting things.  I consider you folks interesting and “right here”.  All I have to do is punch a few buttons and you pop up.  That’s why I would like to share with you something a young lady in our writers’ guild   (EastTexas Writers’ Guild) has written.  Rebecca (Becca) is a 16 year old who is already a terrific writer as well as an artist/illustrator.   At this time, she has no Blog Site so I will forward any “comments” (and I know you have some comments of encouragement you would like to share).  Thanks to each of you for taking the time to encourage this young writer.

                                 Shoot On Sight

By: Rebecca Brown

Beneath the thick undergrowth I sit,deathly quiet as I await the arrival of what's left of my team. Clutching my gun––my only protection––I stare out into a seemingly empty field. I've been staring at it for some time but I know “they” are out there. They've tricked everyone else but I am not so na├»ve. They're out there, just waiting for me to show myself so they can take me out as well. I'll simply have to wait it out and stay here, concealed behind camouflage garments and green paint smeared across my face.
I wait and wait but no danger presents itself. I know that once I cross this field I will be safe, but if “they” are out there... I'll be lucky to make it half way.
The moments drag by as I wait for my team. Having not seen them in some time, I begin to worry. As the evening sun begins to set, I now notice shadows beginning to move in the undergrowth. I shiver as a rather large spider crawls down a nearby tree to examine me and a chill breeze pierces the warm air, chilling me to the bone. I need to get out of here. Where is my team? Have they been taken out like the others or have they found a safer way across the field? Did they go on without me? Oh, I wish I knew. If only I could get across that field.

 The eerie screech of an owl and the sharp snap of a twig set my nerves even more on edge. The light of day is almost gone. I can't afford to wait any longer. I quickly scan the area. Nothing. Standing up slowly, I carefully step around the red and yellow leaves that litter the ground. Ever so quietly, I creep out into the field. Has all this work been for nothing? My team and I spent weeks readying ourselves for this. Now, this is the end. It is all up to me.
I feel exposed out in the open field without the trees or thick bushes to hide me but still, I continue on. It is too late to turn back now. Catching a glint of light from within a group of nearby cedar trees, I break out onto a run. It must be “them”. Who else could it be? My pulse is racing. I can feel my heart pounding in my chest as I make a run for it. I'm almost there. Almost safe...but almost isn't good enough. Three sharp pains suddenly hit me. One in my leg, and two in my chest.
I stop dead in my tracks and look down to see a crimson colored liquid staining my camouflage jacket. I've lost.
Looking back, I see the opposing team step out into the open as they congratulate each other. Shaking the team captain's hand, I set down my paintball gun and promptly ask for a rematch. I just know I'll get them next time.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm gonna,,,,

where's he going and what's he gonna do when he gets there..(you write the story)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mirco Fiction from Diane Estrella Blog

Thanks to Ms. Diane for allowing me to practice my "Linky Type" inexperience with her contest.  Please jump over and give her a visit.

and see all the entries for the contest:
My Entry

This crap is going to stop.  I am not going back.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

test "Paste"

The Story Post is on
"Differences of the Same Likenesses"
please click to visit and read

Monday, January 10, 2011