About

I currently work as a Application Engineer / Controls Engineer for a small automation distributor.  If you have ever watched “How It’s Made”, I write the programs that control the machines that make stuff.A few years ago, I woke up with a sentence stuck in my head.  “Llaewyn stopped running; he knew he was going to die.”  That haunted me for several weeks until I wrote it down.  When that didn’t make it go away, I wrote a short scene wherein Lleawyn is killed by an orc named Gelrog.  It was a highly emotional, touching scene filled with witty dialog, bravery, magic and drama.Ok, it was pretty cheezy, but it planted a seed.  Nothing from that scene exists in the current story except that there is an elf named Llaewyn, and a bad guy named Gelrog.  The rest has hit the junk bin.This is my attempt to share the journey of following where that seed is taking me.  Enjoy the ride.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Wow, it must have been a powerful thought to have stayed with you for so long. Most people say when you get inspiration like that you should write it down or you’ll forget it. I certainly have to write things down or they drift away. Did you ever work out why it stayed with you for so long ? It must have had some profound meaning, a bit like the mountain that keeps on appearing to all those people in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” ! I hope you didn’t start making Orcs out of your mash potatoes at dinner time.

  2. I hadn’t ever really thought about that. No mash potato creations have come to pass (yet), but I have had bouts of near obsession with the story.

    It’s been about four years, and my current writing endeavors consist mostly of editing and submitting to a local writing group for critique. I’m also rewriting the whole thing to change the MC’s motivation, and convert it from third person to first person.

    Once this major re-craft is done, I’ll probably make a quick revision pass and call it done. I expect that it will only hav e been five years at that point!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    –j–

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