The WriterHello, Night People. 

It’s about 11 p.m. right now. The kids are in bed. The end of the week. Friday. Another lap in the rat race completed. How’d it go? If 10’s a perfect score, how would you rate this week? Seven, eight? Four, five. Oh boy. Maybe a 2? Well, You can’t win them all. Some times you can lose for losing, as my Uncle George used to say. Never knew what he meant by that, by the way.

That’s the difference between real life and fiction. Reality is basically a chaotic mess that we find ourselves kicked around in on a daily basis. There’s very little order to it. Very little that really makes any sense. We tell ourselves it does, but really it just unravels out day by day. We try to put our own spin on it. Give it some “meaning.” Some days you’re up some days you’re down but it mostly a random thing.

In fiction, writers try to impose some order on the events that are depicted. There’s usually a theme of some kind. Some writers are obsessed with certain ideas and they write the same book over and over. Others just write stories. They don’t know what they mean, except maybe a paycheck. But one thing they all have in common is something that real life doesn’t usually have. A beginning, a middle, and an end. And usually the good guy wins. Can’t say that about real life very often.

So that’s why we read. We want to be in a world that makes some kind of sense, even if it’s only for a couple of hours. Now I don’t know if my book Vampire Siege at Rio Muerto will make any sense to you. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. But whether or not the good guys win is something you would have to decide for yourself after you read it. It’s a bit more like real life in that sense than most books of this genre. Give it a try, if you haven’t already. It’s got some interesting characters that I think you will care about.

Kindle or paperback.

To close out the week, here’s a link to the video for Vampire Siege at Rio Muerto. It was produced by my son’s Torasu Productions. The music was written and performed by me. Adios, for now, friend. Catch you next time.