Thursday, January 13, 2011
Rags to Riches: A Horatio Alger Story.
by Louis Bertrand Shalako
All Rights Reserved
'I'm just some boy who growed up in a holler.' -General Charles 'Chuck' Yeager, the first man to beat Mach One at its own game.
On January 1/2004 I resolved 'to finish a novel, just finish it, no matter how bad it was, even if it killed me.'
As of today, I have four published e-books and my first Print On Demand trade paperback in the skunkworks.
We're bashing tin, and going at it hammer and tongs...we're cooking with gas and firing on all eight.
I still have three novels in the can. I have enough short stories for at least another two collections. If I get desperate, I can publish my poetry book.
I haven't written a thing other than blog posts since late November, and I don't really worry too much about that.
There is plenty of work to be done. We are learning the basic tools and techniques of social networking, and having a heck of a lot of fun along the way.
There probably are more things for me to write. Their time will come.
We're making some new friends and learning our craft.
It doesn't get much better than this, ladies and gentlemen.
Money is the least of our worries, odd as that may seem to an impartial, objective observer using commonly accepted terms of reference in realtime.