Thursday, February 22, 2007

Book Update

First, I miss blogging! No, I really miss you guys! I know, I'm still blogging a little here and there and I'm still visiting your blogs at least once a week but it's just not the same. Putting the blogging aside, even if not completely, has been difficult. Each and every day I am tempted. Each and every day I tell myself to just shut up and write. But just so you know, you're all constantly in my thoughts (and prayers too), even when it may not seem like I'm engaged. :)

So, on with the point. The writing of the book.

This is easier than I thought it would be and harder than I thought it would be, all at the same time. It's easier in the way that I'm finding the massive amounts of research to be much more enjoyable than I ever thought I could and harder in the way that I seem almost incapable of picking up general information in my research then move on. We're getting caught up in the process and not actually writing as much as we'd like. Some of the research is just too fascinating to look away.

We're taking certain beliefs and concepts from the very beginning of recorded history to present as well as dipping into the unknown (future) and trying to make them work in harmony together. Imagine trying to combine the ancient with sci-fi. It's a good thing this is fiction because this give us lots of room to move, but it's important (to me) to portray these concepts and beliefs as accurately as possible even if it is a work of fiction and even if there are no concrete answers. (Sounds like liberal gobbledygook, huh? Ha!) So this means research, research, and research some more (to the uber-teen's distress). I'm pretty sure she'd just grab some general info and move on, and maybe she's right. I win though, not because I'm bigger (because I'm not) but because I'm the boss. Bwahaha!

So far, we've come to two major conclusions. If this book is not "wears a cape super-good", it will not be due to a "bad idea" or lack of creativity but because I've not written it well (I'll take full blame since I'm the boss). We've also come to understand why you hear so many stories about the egotistical writer who views their work as "their baby", refusing to believe there are any flaws much less that it's crap. I hope we do well from beginning to end but sure hope we're able to accept it if told there are flaws. We won't consider being told that it's crap because that's just loser talk!

Anyhow, I promised an update so here it is. For anyone interested, my next research topic will be the fascinating topic of dimensions. More specifically, why 10 dimensions?

Be teased!



Now be fair, drop me a comment and tell me what you've all been up to lately (or drop a link if I've missed a blog post or major event in all my lameness).

12 comments:

Dr. Phat Tony said...

Been up to no good.

Maybe I'll be up to good soon.

Wyatt Earp said...

Been up to 530 pounds.

Mmm . . . gorditas!

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

The thing I don't like about string theory is that it uses imaginary numbers.
This is too reminiscent of government budget figures, and Democrats' support for the troops...

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

I don't see my first comment which stated that I was up to my normal routine of waiting for you and Insol to post things.
Perhaps it is in a collapsed dimension...

You are indeed missed, Uber.
We'll wait. :)

RT said...

WOW!!!! I want to read this book someday!

I'd say I'm up to no good, but DPT took that one. So I guess I'm up to nothing earth-shattering.

linda said...

You know too much already! ha

Oh, did you hear about Anna Nicole?

Wyatt Earp said...

RT - I already promised Uber I would buy her first 10,000 copies.

Now, if only she sells them at a penny apiece . . .

Uber said...

Doc- I'm pretty sure no good takes way more energy anyhow. *g*

Earpy- You're terrible! Of course, I just gave in to a second enchilada...for breakfast. Oh, and what are you going to do about that 10,000 copies promise when I get a big fat ego- charging an arm and a leg? Hm? ;)

CUG- Thanks! True that these theories are quite a stretch of the imagination, but perfect for fiction, no? My first post was lost as well. Conspiracy?

RT- Hey thanks, me too! lol I mean, it's something we really want to read, think we'll feel the same after all the work?

Lin- Funny you mention that! I think I could be hiding in a cave in Siberia and would have heard way more than I want about the Smith chick...

Oh, as an aside...I was able to find great homes for all 4 remaining pups in under 48 hours. I'm still getting calls!

Insolublog said...

Why ten dimensions? Because the math seems to work that way, that's why! Just keep adding dimensions until all the bases are covered. ( Read Brian Greene's Elegant Universe )

Uber said...

Hey, thanks a bunch, Insolu. Was just about to blindly pick a book up for more info so the suggestion is greatly appreciated! :)

Uber said...

For anyone else interested, here's a link to an excerpt from The Elegant Universe, (Brian Greene explaining why string theory might hold the key to unifying the four forces of nature.) Also, through that page I found this, be sure to check it out, it amuses (relax, little reading/mostly pictures haha).

As an aside, I've heard of Brian Greene, and his book The Elegant Universe before (at a Bible Prophecy Seminar interestingly enough). Although he and his book were only briefly mentioned (favorably I might add), don't know how I forgot. Don't look now because I think the age is showing. *g*

Thanks again for saving me lots of rambling aimlessly down side roads, Insolu.

Ssssteve said...

Hey, if you charge by body parts then Wyatt can afford 10,000 books!!! HA HA I kill myself!! *tears rolling down face*