Cool it, Steve.

September 28, 2014

Hi, English family
How are you?  Here’s a story of an impatient author.  The agent emails the author saying the title needs to be changed.  Also, the manuscript needs to be changed from past tense to present.  Well, this stupid impatient author who you know writes a negative reply which was stupid!  He should have emailed the English people instead, but he wasn’t thinking!  The agent emails back to reassure the author that he is right on track.  The manuscript goes out to publishers early next year.  Now the stupid author will edit again and remember to email the English family when he gets impatient.  I think that the author has learned his lesson.  Just be there if you receive an impatient email from me and please remind me to cool it.  For a strange reason he only listens to you.  I love you.  Steve

Happy Birthday, Lexis

September 23, 2014

September 28th is a special day.  It’s my niece’s birthday.  She will be twelve.  Lexis is so beautiful.  I miss her.  A year ago, I received my new black cat Lindy on September twenty eighth.  Lindy has become a part of the household.  I love her.  Happy Birthday, Lexis.  I love you.  Uncle Steve

Summer Work

September 16, 2014

I spent a part of this summer critiquing and editing an eight-hundred page manuscript about a nonverbal CP girl who dies of pneumonia at the age of twelve.  She endures countless surgeries, endless seizures and is in constant pain.  Her family gives her love.  She aspirates on her vomit going into cardiac arrest.  This is something that could happen to me – aspirating on my vomit.

I don’t see my family much anymore.  They have busy lives.  I understand, but if something did happen to me.  I want them to know that I love them.  Thank you for all of the good times that we had together.

Cerebral Palsy Mothers

September 9, 2014

I met a couple of women at the writing conference in April who are mothers of Cerebral palsy children.  The first woman is a Chicago writer writing a manuscript about her nonverbal daughter who dies of pneumonia.  She emails me every couple of days urging me to move out of the house.  I listen to her, but I’m stubborn.  The second woman is a Madison author who wrote a book about her son, Ben.  I met Ben several years ago at Madison College.  Ben has Cerebral palsy and took hotel hospitality.  He always talked to me and always had a smile on his face.  Cerebral palsy mothers are amazing women! 

The rewards of work

September 1, 2014

It’s frustrating to me when some politicians write and publish books.  They always claim that they have written their books in a year.  No one writes a book in a year!  Well, I wrote a book in eight months writing eight hours a day working until eleven o’clock at night.  No politician does that!  Then politicians get a big time publisher to publish their book into a hardcover costing twenty-five dollars a book.  They probably get two dollars a book.  I never make a dime for my books!  It’s must be nice to have a book signing at a bookstore.  I never have a book signing.  Imagine that!  The news media interviews Paul Ryan or Hilary Clinton in a minute, but I’m not news.  All that I do is write and write.  The next time a politician wants to write a book, have them write it using Morse code writing eight hours a day.  Now that’s a story!