WEEWEE AND SOMEBODY, Chapters Four and Five

Recently added what turned out to be such a long chapter to this that I broke it up into two chapters, and made Chapter One a Prologue, as it is short.  Still planning to finish in June 2010.  It has really come a long way in my estimation.  At first, as I’ve written before, here, I wasn’t sure I could get into it…but the thing that has made it so meaningful for me is the amount of myself I’ve been able to put into it.  It’s not my life/childhood story, but the main character is very closely patterned after the ten-year-old boy I was.  And Aunt Somebody, the boy’s retired movie-star great-aunt, is a composite of several women I have known, and fictional characters I’ve admired in books and movies. 

WW&S is, at this point, probably the most character-oriented piece of writing I’ve ever worked on, as opposed to the plot-oriented stories which are my stock in trade, where characterization is secondary to the action.  And this is good…I can feel my writing muscles stretching with each new chapter that I add to the “blook”, or blog-book.  When completed, I will leave the blog out there for online reading, but will still publish the hard copy through lulu.com.


About RetroMan

My three greatest inspirations as an artist are, in no particular order, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Alfred Hitchcock. Their films and their personal lives were the reason I started writing and creating back when I was a very lonely and misunderstood teenager. I am at present commencing to hammer out a career-primary or secondary-as an author/illustrator. I already have several books self-published and I've included links to where those are available. Thanks for stopping by! View all posts by RetroMan

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