So here's what I wrote a week ago BUT didn't post.
See, I read somewhere stupid that writing (particularly a book) could be judged on the quality of how much good material the author “cut” from the work.
Well obviously this is one of those silly, pompous postulations from an over-amorous ego on the part of whoever was proposing such a nonsensical yardstick …. But I took it one step further.
I edited out the whole lot, and so my post was there, it was just maxed out on editing so there was nothing to read. But the quality of the “nothing” was absolutely superb !!
So, relenting, here is what I edited out:
Friday, 23May 2014
Well I am very pleased to see you visit … yes, I see the visit stats and it prompts me to respond.
See it's Honesty Friday and, well ... to be honest I must admit your visits do incline me to communicate.
So here's a link to my newest Facebook 'friend', JV Johnston, singing his song “Waltz No.1”.
And I will confide to you that I have settled on a cover for my “Kyle Harrison - Movie Star” Kindle book and it is dynamite, if I do say so myself ... and one does have to be realistic, BUT this cover is Smokin' !! And I took the pic myself .. yes I did, and it is truly gorgeous. Taken in Moorea, Tahiti, where the middle section of Kyle's romance, in pursuit of Barbara Bertucci, takes place.
So anyway, back to my new Facebook friend, JV Johnston, and his knockout vocals. Apart from his solo album, he also sings lead for the funk/blues powerhouse band Mamma Freedom.
You can listen to their stuff over on Soundcloud and do at least give them a 'like' click. Cos their stuff is Top Quality Funk/Blues.
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In fact got big news about a Short List of Candidates for Best Soundtrack at the East End Film Festival in London, England. Starting on 14 June.
Six nominees and the Sonic Generals are on this exclusive short list. Tell 'ya tamarra.
I have the second part of the Voodoo Studios Sessions video with the stellar cast of Mamma Freedom, a Funk/Blues dynamo band from Manchester. Classically influenced musicians who can blow the doors off any venue, with their Funk alter-egos.
Here they are engaged in making their second album and getting ready for a gig. Fascinating behind the scenes look at super talent.
Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZFGgGr28mg
Back in the pool soon and I have a new idea for hand paddles and butterfly.
And ... I have put my “proper” cover on “Riding A Strong Wind”, as we go to paperback publication date.
I got tied up – didn't post as I said I would
But work and life got in the way
And the vibe was just too good
So I'm posting today
Because I know that I should
There you go … now wrap some music round that and we're off !!
Or maybe we're not...
Anyway today I wanted to tell you about a really, really good book, and No, it's not mine.
It's a very insightful, humourous, original, interesting and inventive novel written by Dermot Davis, a multi-award winning writer based in Los Angeles. I believe he works on screenplays and such, in addition to writing novels.
Anyway getting back to the book – “Intelligent” … that's what I'd call it, and that's appropriate because the title is:
“Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World”. You can read all about it here.
So there you go. And you thought I was only writing Promo stuff for myself … shame.
But I will say in parting that if any of you out there in Hollywood (and I know there are readers in Calif ... I see the stats) well .. if any of you would like to take a high definition photo of the Sunset Boulevard or/and Rodeo Drive street signs, that I could use for my new novel … about to be published … well hey, I would love to see them. It's a book about a 'movie star with a dry sense of humour' - Book cover shape i.e. that's 'up and down' not 'sideways' as we say in the tech talk of photogs.
~ Author of fiction