I hope to resume writing soon. Right now, I am going through a rather
difficult period — my wife has filed for divorce. So I will be kinda busy
starting my life over. Gotta find a place to live, dispose of marital
assets, sell blood to pay my attorney — you know, the usual things.
I recently drove to Florida to
return my dazzlingly beautiful blonde 14-year-old daughter, Katie, to my
first evil ex-wife after her summer visitation, and while I was there,
visited with Ed Howdershelt for a couple o' days. He's the author of the In Service to My
Goddess books and runs a company called Wicca Works. We had some
wonderful talks concerning flying blondes and the future of mankind.
Combined with a great deal of hallucinating about Sara on the way back to
Houston (a la Denny's on the Proper Waffles page),
I've got a lot of material pretty much ready to go once I get myself into a
more stable situation.
I will probably wind up in a tiny
motel room for a few months, with just about nothing to do but write. I'm
actually looking forward to it. If I survive to the end of the year, I
should be able to complete Part Two, another Interlude (Sara goes to Hell
and visits Heaven) and add a Part Three that should have some genuine
surprises. Plus I plan to greatly expand the Susan website with more letters
and short stories.
I'm currently working on an
account of my Florida trip. The working title is: "Millennium Summer —
In Which I Undertake a Mystical Journey to Return an Innocent Child of
Darkness to Her Home In a Far-Away Land, Stay In the Home of a Witch,
Converse with a Mermaid-In-Training, Travel to the Edge of Space, Dine at
the Passion Cafe, Board a Mighty Dreadnaught, Reunite with My Long-Lost
Sisters, Touch the Grave of My Father, and Wash My Hands In the Father of
Waters Before Crossing Over Into a Future of Uncertainty." It's all
true, except for the parts I make up.
Hope you like the Susan story so
far. If you do, then tell your friends about it. Also, any comments you have
would be welcome — I could certainly use a little encouragement these days.