Thursday, January 01, 2009


i hope all of my non-existant readers had a great year. and a wonderful new year's eve full of drinks n laughs n kisses after midnight.

'08 was a great year, and '09 looks to be at least as good, if not better.

i have figured out which of the story ideas i have had trundling around in my head is going to be my second book. i won't delineate the particulars here, because i truly feel that not everything i write should predominantly begin its existence here, else why bother getting the books published in the first place? i mean, The Unfinished Work is at least 70% culled straight from this blog. that really makes it a bit like a "best of" cd that is 18 songs you already have on other albums with two or three new (usually shitty) songs you won't get anywhere else to try and convince you you need this album as well.

i will say, this one is going to be a work of fiction. not that memoirists aren't true writers, or not even extremely talented; they are, but i feel that if i really want to call myself a writer, i need to actually develop some characters, create a plotline that is more involved than a point a. to point b., think about what the characters i have created would actually do in the situations they find themselves in as a result of the plot line i have created, and still be able to make the reader laugh and cry, love and hate, feel great joy and deep agony the same way i might when i am pouring out my own personal feelings in a memoir.

and i think i have the plot and a batch of characters that will do this in spades.

just hope i can do them justice.

darth sardonic

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Blogger Lara said...

Best wishes in this coming year for you and your loved ones, including that next book.

: )

3:41 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...


Found some characters for that story? That's a big part of it. Will be interested to see how it turn out.

Best wishes,


12:09 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

ty lara and to you as well.

ty skeeter, and yeah, that is the big trick

2:16 AM  
Blogger zirelda said...

Happy New Year Darth and family.

If anything I've read here is an indicator, I'm sure the second book will be very good.

Besides, fiction is the best. :)

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the best for 2009 :)


10:12 AM  
Blogger Leon Basin said...

What's up? Welcome 2009:)

11:48 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...


ty lav, hearties n kisses

my second book, being frazzled by my kids, and tired all the time from work are up leon, welcome to my blog and ty

4:21 AM  
Blogger lady macleod said...

When you write it, we will read it! Best of the year to you and your family!

6:42 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

ty m'lady and to you and yours

11:42 AM  
Blogger DJ Kirkby said...

Oh writing again? Excellent! Let me know when I can buy your first book, can't wait!

9:25 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

i will dj, still waiting to find out myself. actually, i can't wait to read it either, and figure out how to make it better lol.

9:20 AM  

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