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Have you ever written a book? Have you ever tried?

Posted - October 10

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  • 198
    I do love to write, but no, never written an actual book that got published. This post was edited by Nightwolf5 at October 11, 2020 10:09 PM MDT
      October 10, 2020 7:45 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    Even if not published, that is quite an accomplishment!!

    I used to write more, but I'm too imagination-challenged for fiction. 
      October 10, 2020 7:53 PM MDT
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  • 198
    I think fiction is harder than writing about true even or things you've gone through.
      October 10, 2020 8:03 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    Definitely. That's hard, too, though. 
      October 10, 2020 8:07 PM MDT
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  • 2707
    I'm currently working on the Failure Trilogy. It's an audio book on my head.
      October 10, 2020 7:48 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    That sounds fantastic. Can I borrow it when you're finished? 
      October 10, 2020 7:54 PM MDT
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  • 6076
    I've written many books.  Nothing published, however.
      October 10, 2020 9:21 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    That's quite a feat, published or not. Kudos! 
      October 10, 2020 9:39 PM MDT
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  • 3944
    I've completed one novel and written 230,000 words of a second one (but have not finished). I have plans for a third and fourth. 
      October 10, 2020 11:41 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    Congratulations!! That is wonderful and not surprising from you, Nevan. 
      October 11, 2020 9:43 AM MDT
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  • 11004
    Did a series of children's books, "The Blobs", similar to Roger Hargraves' "Mr Men", when I was still a pre-teen. Closest I've got as an adult was a 100,000-word thesis, Sprinkling of Babies is a Scandalous Waste of Water.
      October 10, 2020 11:56 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    Your thesis sounds entertaining! 

    Congratulations to you on your children's books! 
      October 11, 2020 9:44 AM MDT
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  • 11004
    A treatise on the futility of infant baptism - my degree is in theology.
      October 11, 2020 9:48 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    So I gathered! Well, I gathered the gist of the thesis. I wondered about theology. That surprises me, based on my observations here. 

    Not that I'm a Randy D (stalker) or anything. 
      October 12, 2020 5:45 PM MDT
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  • 37718

     

      Why is my name uttered in relation to something so negative?  Grrrrrrr. 

      October 12, 2020 8:35 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    I have no idea. I must have been high or something? 

      October 13, 2020 6:53 PM MDT
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  • 37718

     

      Yes. When “modern” technology was transitioning from word processors to floppy disks to blogs, I began writing a novel of erotic fiction on my desktop computer. It was the only computer in the house, and our children were young at the time and sometimes used the computer for homework assignments, so I had my novel password protected in order that they wouldn’t stumble across it. I finished several chapters of the tale, and I guess the whole thing can be considered to be about 90% complete, really just needing a final couple of chapters. I reread and proofread and edited and rewrote and added content and took out content and moved chapters around so intensely that I believe it’s a really good, enthralling and captivating story. I was really proud of the character development, backstory, intrigue, plot twists and detailed imagery that I incorporated into it.
      Fast-forward about a year or two later to the laptop computer phase, which I bought, and began to use the desktop computer less and less.  Life went on, and when I sat back down one day to fire up the old desktop, I realized that I couldn’t remember the password to my story. That’s not an uncommon occurrence with me; I forget passwords all the time. i took the tower to at least one computer shop to see if they could help, no joy. I’ve been told that I need to find and pay a hacker to get into it for me, a step I haven’t taken.
      It‘s been a decade now, the desktop tower is gathering dust in the garage, my breakthrough novel locked inside its innards. I haven't  even thought about it in at least that amount of time, so much so that at first I was going to answer this question with a resounding one-word reply: “no”.  See what you made me do?
    ~

      October 11, 2020 5:51 AM MDT
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  • 37718

     

      P. S. I have always loved that Elvis Costello song in your description field!
    ~

      October 11, 2020 5:53 AM MDT
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  • 5096
    Me, too!! Costello is so much better than Presley, IMO. 
      October 11, 2020 9:54 AM MDT
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  • 5096
    You're welcome and congrats on your near accomplishment! :)

    Don't tell me you don't have connections in the hacker universe, Randy! I'm not buying it. 

    I'm not sure about an entire erotic novel, though. I think collections of short stories are usually better received when it comes to that genre for pretty obvious reasons.

      October 11, 2020 9:53 AM MDT
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  • 303
    Sooner or later all that steamy smut will come crawling out 
      October 11, 2020 10:15 PM MDT
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  • 37718

     


    You‘re right; I can’t keep it bottled bottled up forever, that would be like depriving the world of something beautiful!
    ~

    This post was edited by Randy D at October 12, 2020 8:43 PM MDT
      October 11, 2020 10:22 PM MDT
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  • 5096
    LOL!!
      October 12, 2020 5:47 PM MDT
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  • 5020
    Yes, I attempted to write my life story many, many moons ago.  Wrote 2-3 pages, it was way too emotional.  I knew then if it would ever get written, someone else would have to do it. Now I believe it is better just buried in the past.  It is dead and gone, no point in breathing life into such an awful time that is forgotten. 
      October 11, 2020 6:33 AM MDT
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