Luckily I did not stop at THE GIRL IN THE BLUE BERET. I gave Mason a second chance by reading AN ATOMIC ROMANCE. wherein the skeleton of ideas was much better fleshed out by a more coherent coterie of detail. There were still a few too many irrelevant tidbits strewn about but not nearly as many as cluttered BLUE BERET which repeatedly struck me as a rough draft in need of tightening up. And now a digression on the distraction of blogging. That last sentence itself could do with some tightening up and if it were going into a work of art I would spend time honing it. As it is going into a blog, I send it as is out into the world. In a book I strive towards a poetically vigorous prose wherein each word serves a purpose, semantically, thematically, metrically, etc. If I spend the time to hone each blog entry to the same keenness we might never see another book. So I may write pretty someday, but do not expect it in a blog. I do invite everyone, however, to read each word in a book with a critical eye for levels of meaning, coherence of theme and sheer beauty of language. If you find a pigeon in one of my books that should have been edited out then, please, feel free to blog it to the world, tell me through this site or whinge to your friend over a beer; that works, too.
I wanted to write a classic regular folks would actually read. I wanted to write an adventure academics would find resonant with meaning. You tell me how well I did.