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Glub...

Halloween...

Gaming and trick-or-treat night with friends and family...

Stranger Things...

Must keep free time to focus on NaNo prep...

Focus... Write... Focus...

...then the cats wake me up at 2 a.m. and I binge out at Netflix.

Mischief Managed.

-Dave

Book 1, Chapter 1...

Greenshore Series Book 1: The Old Hollow Introduction John Barmin lives in the city of Ashland, Wisconsin. He works at the Greenshore Senior Living Center as the live-in maintenance man. The Greenshore Senior Living Center is the place where wizards go to die.
Chapter 1: The Offer May along southeastern Wisconsin's shoreline is a time when Spring gives way to Summer. The nights are cool, the days warm and everything is green again. Much like the cover brought on by heavy December snows, the new greenery brings a false sense of renewal. In May, the flora covers over most of the open lots and cracker box yards throughout Ulao Village. The vegetation makes shadows of the refuse, dampen the sounds of the nearby highway and trap the flying waste in its ever-entwining snares.However, there were certain buildings resistant to this green veneer. Sagging Sal’s Pub was one such property. This establishment brooded beneath the steadily intensifying pre-dawn light and presided in what most locals co…

Get out into the middle of it all!

Something that all published authors go back to is (in some form): "Write What You Know, Know What You Write."

I'm writing about a janitor at a retirement village. I work (in real life) as a maintenance guy AND the assistant to the center's director at a senior community center. In many ways, I live among the characters in my books. I get to be a party to the loss, joy, triumphs and failures of both the membership, clubs, and leadership of the place. Being a member of the city staff (our center is part of the cities infrastructure), I also get to stop by City Hall and the other service centers from time to time for various things on the monthly to-do list. In short, there is a lot of day-to-day human interest stuff / dramatic events going on and VERY human reactions / adjustments to it all!

Faces, personalities, interactions. All of it has a very humanistic side to it and is very much alive.

However;

Then comes the supernatural side of this book series. In this, I…

Dynamics...

What a week.

I've been involved in an author's seminar, 68 member luncheon, and musical presentation at the senior center (real life).

I've plotted the demise of more than ten characters in the various (future books) of the Greenshore series.

I've released sturgeons to the wild waters of Lake Michigan in the morning, then cooled off with Ghostbusters and Storm Troopers at our Curious Kids science museum sci fi day (again, real life).

I've detailed mystical traditions, magic items, and supernatural critters for Ashland and the surrounding region.

It's time for month-end financials and the October newsletter mailings for our membership of 500+ (real life).

Aaaaand I'm starting to do the chapter-by-chapter breakdown and detailing for books 3 and 4 (and possibly 5, just to round out Act I of this series).

Bring on the coffee.

-Dave