This blog has turned out to be a once-in-a-never blog. I have wanted to keep everyone informed of my whereabouts and my whatabouts, but I have been incredibly busy the past month(s), so that original, perhaps idealistic, intent has become lost in the chaos of reality.
Even this, the first post in weeks, will have to be a short one. I just finished scrubbing gouda cheese and romaine lettuce off the floor at Panera Bread, and I am already late for a weekly theological and social conversation with a Mr. Jack Artois, a conversation I cannot simply ignore because so much of my sanity hinges on releasing my mind in some form, and Jack's ears have been a great receiver of my verbal and psychological garbage for quite some time.
I am writing a book.
Certain things have happened which have driven me into a writing frenzy. I have become somewhat of a recluse, hidden in cafe corners and behind closed doors, tapping frantically on a keyboard or scratching in a notebook.
This particular endeavor is already the longest piece I have written to date, even though I have only been working seriously for three weeks. Sometimes my productivity amazes even me, although my current schedule and social limitations allow a great amount of free time. And since I would rather travel to worlds in my head than wallow in a cloud of worry and despair--my productivity seems only logical.
The book is going to be a long book. An epic, even. It is already over twenty thousand words, and I have yet to begin the 'meat' of the story itself.
I will not give anything away, other than to say that it is one part The Giver, one part Lord of the Rings, one part Exodus, and several dashes Lord of the Flies.
Expect updates and journal entries at a later date, as well as a flash-based website once the book is closer to completion.
Also, I have recently decided upon the location for the next chapter of my life, and in the words of a song made famous by Wilbert Harrison:
I'm going to Kansas City. Kansas City here I come.
...............more on this in the (near)future........................