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 Best Part of My Day

Ah, it’s Monday! I’ve done my exercises! I’ve shaved, showered, had my one cup of coffee, my English Muffins – crisp, with butter, cream cheese, and strawberry preserves, my glass of milk, and I’ve thanked my good wife. Oh, and I’ve given Lady Gray her ‘Temptations’ treat!

Except for the exercises, shave, and shower, all the rest takes place laid-back in my ‘Lazy-boy’ recliner. Hey, just saying, everybody has to be somewhere!

Then comes my ‘think period’. I’m writing my seventeenth novel. It’s a fictionalized mind-buzz about an actual crime here in my state (my geographic location), and I’m really on a ‘tear’, letting the words fly onto that magical laptop screen. The ‘think period’ comes with a perfect harmony. Julie Anne is reading her book! Lady Gray is taking one of her frequent naps under the coffee table in front of Julie Anne. My strange ‘Musical Ear Syndrome’(MES to doctors) is playing soft music in my left ear, all is right with the world.

The ‘think period’!

Okay, I left my story yesterday with the lead suspect in jail and my ‘good guys’ off for cards and libations at the star-character’s country club.

So, I’m thinking: what’s the next action? You see, I’m a ‘pantser’ or a ‘plantser’ – I’m still deciding. I do fly by the seat of my Bermuda shorts or swim trunks, meaning I don’t plan a whole lot, or wear a whole lot! (You know, there are times when I just give away too damned much information!). I have a general idea of where I want to go, but I let the characters take me wherever that might be. The only real organizing I do is Character names, places, and a general idea of where I want the action and end-point to go. For this particular book the events are familiar to me, so I allow the ‘buzz’ to happen. So far, I’m really liking the pace of it all. Yes, I know! I can dupe myself on occasion!

So, I’ve interrupted my ‘think period’ by this post, and now I’m tired! See, I include you folks out there, invite you into my world, and so many of you don’t buy my books. Tell you what! I’ve got a short 99-cent compilation of some of my short writings, poems, and flash fiction. Like wine, it’s a taster, a sampler of my writing style. Try it out! KENTUCKY KERNELS – (US) and (UK) … If you like it, buy one of my longer novels, like, MAMA’S MADNESS, a jarring and frightening story that ruined so many of my days in writing it – about a mother who tortures, kills two of her teen-age daughters. It’s inspired by a true crime event.

So, I’m going to rest maybe five, ten, minutes and get back to my 17th book!

Wishing you all a most enjoyable day!

BR Chitwood – September 17, 2018

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16 comments on “Best Part of My Day

  1. D.L Finn, Author says:

    Happy 17th book Billy. I agree the characters do tend to take over the story.

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    1. ‘My Kingdom, I say! My Kingdom for one million more DL Finns! ♥♥♥

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  2. eden baylee says:

    Have a great writing day Billy Ray! xox

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    1. ‘Buzzing Onward’! You might say I’m ‘Flying’! ♥

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  3. Interesting look into the mind and heart of a genius. Put your shirt on.

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    1. Can’t write with a shirt on! Sorry, good John, I missed this one somehow! All the best, buddy! ♥♥

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  4. Gwen Plano says:

    You are refreshingly honest, Billy Ray. Keep writing, the world needs you. 🙂

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    1. Reciprocal Fans, that’s what we are! You’re wonderful! ♥♥

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  5. I can see your think period flying by your seat. You only take 5 or 10 minutes break? Wow, your mind must be swirling so fast that you can’t be away from your seat any longer than that. ❤

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    1. You know, Miriam, it’s almost ‘like that’! ♥


      1. It sounds good. ❤

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  6. I like the way you think! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Warrior One, and I like that you like! ♥♥♥


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