THIS POST IS ABOUT NOTHING


I had a post planned today.

It was going to be a good one.

The post I had planned was going to be Regarding Norman Part Two. And it was going to be good. Trust me on that.

This post, had I been able to put it together today, would have changed everything.

But, alas, a big part of the post involved book covers. Book covers that are currently resting on my flash drive. The flash drive that's not with me.

So, this is what life does, right. Life happens while you are making other plans.

So, rather than post what I wanted to post, I'm going to post a great big bunch of nothing and hope that if I use enough images and a lot of words that I can trick you into reading it.

But really... I have nothing to say.

For example. Let's take a look at the image there at the top of the post.

It's just a bunch of doors. What does it mean?

Nothing.

Here's another useless image:


What does it mean?

I don't know!

Okay, so here's a little bit of something.

I was driving home from work last night, this is Job 2, so it's late. And suddenly, I get this idea.

It's not a great idea, but it's an idea just the same.

But this idea, the one that wasn't great, spawned another idea. This one, too, wasn't all that great. But then the two ideas bounced around in my head until another new idea burst forth, the one leading to the other, which lead to the new one.

It was like a bunch of colorful lights bouncing around in my head, looking for a place to rest.

See:


Okay, it wasn't like that at all. I just needed an excuse to use that image.

Anyway, after about ten minutes, my mind sparked on what I still think is a rather great idea.

Well, maybe not great. But surely fun.

And frankly, just so you're aware, even after all that, I'm not going to talk about it. Not at all.

That wasn't the point. I'm not talking about it so that I can talk about it.

I'm talking about it because I find it frustrating.

Frustrating that these ideas keep coming to me and I can't do anything with them.

But, hey, I'm having ideas, and that's a good thing. So I'm not going to complain. Even though I did.

So what I need to do is just write some of this stuff down, put in in my idea place so that when I've run out of ideas, I can have that to fall back on.

Okay, I'll tell you it's a sci-fi story, what could easily become a series of books, and it's set in space.


There.

Space.

Pigs in Space!

That was one of my favorite Muppet Show bits.

Not sure where else to go with this.

I'm stuck on Then a Penguin Walked In, so I'm setting that aside (but still in my line of sight) and have revisited an older book I started and walked away from when I got stuck. Ideas are happening there. So that's what I'm going to be working on for now.

Want to know what it is?

Tough. I don't want to talk about it.

See, that's been a lot of my problem. I want to talk about everything I'm working on. I start a book, it's going great, I talk and talk and talk about it, then I get stuck and start something else.

That's what happened with Norman Oklahoma.

People were like: "Yeah, great, more Norman Oklahoma. You ever gonna finish that thing. I'm tired of hearing about it."

But hey, I eventually got a book out though.

So I'm sure I'll eventually get a book out with this other story that I'm not talking about. And when I do, y'all will be surprised.


Just.

Like.

That.

Y'all will be like: "Whoa, where did this book come. That caught me totally off guard. Bravo, Steeven. Bravo."

Or something like that.

Well, I think that's it. I need a nap.


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