Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Shackleton Speaks Again



Watching TV en famille. The same ad seems to appear at each break: "America runs on Dunkin'!"

Shack: "Poor Duncan."

Bwah ha ha.



*Warning*

A few of you regular stoppers-in (OK, there are only a few people who fit that category so if you're reading this you're probably in my crosshairs.) I have been scribbling away for a few years (yes, years) on a book - a story book. I have thought from the beginning that my book was what they call "YA" in the book trade (young adult) but I think as I polish it up that it's more like, LHB (literate human beings - probably older than six). Probably this means it is also MP (marketplace poison) but I am trying to make it good in hopes that I won't be the only person ever to read it. I know that could still happen,and, statistically, at least, is likely to happen. But I am pressing forward and that means I may be looking to you brilliant, faithful few in the weeks ahead - after the holidays I promise - to advise me about it. That is, not to beat around the bush, to read some or all of it and tell me what you think. I know this is a delicate thing I won't twist any arms, but I am telling you now so you can think about it. You don't have to say anything now. But consider yourselves warned. In the meantime, a blessing on all your heads.

11 comments:

R. Sherman said...

If I'm a "regular," I'd love to. I promise to be honest.

Cheers.

oldmanneill said...

I would love to read it.

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hi R - None moreso than you. Thanks for putting your hand up.

OMN - I was hoping you would say that...

Jen said...

Hey ho,

Love your son, you must know he's a genius?

Miss you very much, but after new year, I'll have more (unencumbered) time.!

Would love to read your book, even though I'm not a regular.

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hi Jen- Well thanks for those kind words from me and Shackleton and for the offer to critique my magnum opus. The first draft is just about in the bag but then there will be a rewrite and it looks to be running about 400 pages... Just to let you know.

R. Sherman said...

Just here for a "drive-by" Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cheers.

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hey R- Thank you kindly. Best to you and yours this season.

Nan said...

Of course I'll read it! Can't wait!

KSV Woolfoot said...

Nan - Thanks so much. Still at work getting that first draft in shape for a round of reviews from a few of you. I saw on your blog all the books you have to read in the coming months so I especially appreciate your willingness to take the time.

J.G. said...

I'm in, too, if the volunteer pool isn't already overcrowded. I am a regular and I do know how to read. :-)

KSV Woolfoot said...

Thanks J.G. I am still polishing and need to work on the last chapter. You may hear from me later this winter or spring... Thanks also for your comment on my "Volcano" post. You hit the nail on the head.