Hi, my name is Skip and I'm a writer ... sigh, okay, I play at being a writer. I'm in desperate need of the nearest "12-Step Program" that can help me get these stories that have been bouncing around my predominantly empty skull for the past few years out and into some semi-intelligible form.
When I actually stop to read the fore- and after- comments of the current authors I'm reading, I notice a number of acknowledgements given to members of his/her writing group. D'oh! I'm old and a bit slow, but the obvious does eventually worm through my density affected cranium ... although I might need to be beat about the head and shoulders occasionally to make it so.
It's been four years now since I began "My Book." My wife's cousin, Angela Horning Archer, says it took five years for her first to be completed ... so I'm still on schedule, LOL! But as I've only been averaging a chapter every four months or so, that particular deadline is looking pretty dismal. I certainly enjoy the storytelling, just not so much the process.
Long story short (if only I could make it so!) ... I need help! First and foremost, an unbiased eye to let me know as to whether I should keep fanning the embers, or just drop it and take up a more productive hobby, say like underwater basket-weaving or the like.
I don't aspire to the stature of a George R.R. Martin, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, et al (well, maybe just a bit ... in my wildest fantasies). I just want to leave something behind when I go. I'd sure smile if my granddaughter could someday look at a couple of tatty paperback books on the shelf and then say "My Papa wrote these!"
Please help me lengthen my stride?