Brown River Queen cover art

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wherein I Storm the World of Rock

Last night, I learned to play a D (or is it D chord?) on the my guitar, which by the way needs a name.  I hear 'Lucille' is already taken.

A quick check of the series of tubes that comprise the Interwebs revealed a nearly infinite number of 'Learn to Play Guitar' videos available on YouTube.  A helpful hint from a FaceBook friend (thanks Blair!) led me to which features a great Beginner's Course.  Justin goes nice and slow, and shows you where to put your fingers, one finger at a time.  For someone like me, whose control over his digits is marginal at best, this is vital.

So I'll be learning to rock out with Jason.  I'll keep you guys updated along the way.  And one of these days, much to the chagrin of my wife, I'm going to post a video of me playing my guitar.

Which needs a name!  If you've got any suggestions please let me know them by emailing me at

In other news, the editing of 'The Bonnie Bell' is going much faster than I imagined.  I'm now at page 130, and so far I've corrected a few tying errors and filled in a few ****s with the names of minor characters and fixed one egregious standing/sittting continuity error and that's been the bulk of it.  I hope to have it off to the publishers for the blessed Yea or the dread Nay in a matter of a week or two at the most.

I really like this book.  I keep catching myself just reading it, and enjoying it, rather than inspecting it for problems.  That's a good sign.

And I've already gotten the next one titled and (sort of) plotted out.  It's going to be called Brown River Queen, it will be set on a paddle-wheeled gambling boat, and there will be murder most foul. 

That's all the news I have today!

Keep rocking, fellow babies!

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