|Posted by Lex Fonteyne on February 13, 2010 at 8:42 PM||comments (0)|
I have ideas all the time -- ideas about stories, mainly, but about other things as well.
The other day, I had this idea about a guy who notices that his finger feels a little mooshy -- maybe he gets out of the shower or something, is drying himself off, and his finger feels rubbery somehow.
And then it turns out that his bones are actually dissolving -- slowly, but decidedly dissolving -- and I got to wondering what it would be like to write that story.
Because, in the end, he would just wind up as a blob -- no skeleton means no movement, nothing to protect vital organs, no way to do much of anything -- he would have to be kept alive (if you call that "living") through pipes and tubes and wires and maybe even kept inside some sort of containment vessel --
And I haven't actually started writing it yet -- it isn't (as far as I can tell) something I could readily tie into the "Moving Day" storyline, although you never know -- and it's a little outside of my normal "genre" (wait till you see "Backenfort Redux" in the forthcoming "True Colors" for a REAL example of "ouside my genre"!) -- but it's one of those ideas that won't go away. It sits there, like a tumor, demanding attention.
But I have lots of these ideas....
|Posted by Lex Fonteyne on February 5, 2010 at 1:33 PM||comments (0)|
Hi, my name is Lex, I'll be your waiter. You might want to try the fried llama pancreas, I hear it's very good. I don't hear that from the llamas, though. Come to think of it, they don't say much.
Anyway -- some people talked me into the idea of setting up a little website so I can tell people about my books. I really couldn't think of any reason not to -- you know what they say, there's no such thing as bad publicity. Unless you're Mike Tyson, then that's another story.
OK, so at this point, I have currently published 3 books -- "Moving Day," "Moving Parts," and "Perfectly Frank." Working on the 4th one now; it's called "True Colors," and, if I can get past a couple of tricky plot snags, I'm hoping to have it out sometime this spring. Don't hold me to that, though.
For those of you who have already purchased and read my books, I want to say thank you. I've received some truly wonderful feedback from a lot of people, and for this writer, nothing beats being told that I've made a connection with someone through my work, and that someone has gotten some enjoyment out of my efforts.
For those of you who haven't purchased and read my books, I suggest you do so. Mainly because it will make it easier for you to understand some of the things I'm going to write about here, and also because I can use the money. Ah, capitalism. A nasty business, wot? And yet here we are.
Seriously, though, one of the reasons for this site is so that I will have a forum in which I can talk to people (whether or not they've read my books!) about writing, and the whole creative process, and llamas, and whatever else happens to come up.
Because this site is so new, I don't suppose there will be much on here in the way of actual content right away. That being the case, please feel free to check back whenever; hopefully, by the next time you look, I'll have something more interesting here!
In the meantime, I'd also like to add that I can often be found on http://mingle2.com, a favorite website with the best people on the internet, and where I am also a forum moderator. I post a lot of my godawful poetry there, too. It's a great site to talk to people from all over the world about anything and everything, and some people have even met "the one" there!
So, thanks for checking in here, and don't hesitate to contact me if there's anything you'd like to know!