July 14, 2005

My Cherry

Identity Theory has posted my story "My Cherry" about a misogynist on his honeymoon. I haven’t read it on the site, but it feels great to have it up there. Thanks to Identity Theory.

My wife and I never went on a honeymoon. The story is based on a trip I took with an ex-girlfriend a few years before I met my wife. She was an art student in Philadelphia and we took a trip to Atlantic City one weekend. She won several hundred dollars and I kept losing. It was sort of demoralizing. I took that feeling and exaggerated the hell out of it, which is what I like to do.

Don’t tell my wife but I took a day off on Tuesday to work on my novel. Don’t worry, S, I’m at the beginning of a pay period so I earned the day. So that’s what it feels like to be a full-time writer. I set aside the music I wanted to listen to and plugged in my changes all day. It was like a vacation. My job is creative somewhat, but more on the surface. My mind opened up in a much different way. Even the music sounded better. The novel’s almost there.

I know this blog is the "Journal of a writer," but I don’t like writing so much about the writing process. Seems presumptuous, maybe. But it’s what I’ve been thinking about, mostly. Soon I’ll write about something else. Until then, check out the story.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved the story, TB

Anonymous said...

Loved the story, TB

IanB said...

Henry, check out my latest post at Retrobabe! Hope you get some interest in your music as a result !!

cheers IanB

Chemical Billy said...

Good story, and I'm glad I've found this site. I know what you mean about writing about the process of writing. I'm so happy when I'm in the groove, it's all I can think about, but talking about it, writing about it - not so much. I figure the result should speak for itselfr.

Henry Baum said...

Thanks for stopping by, CB. Thanks for the comments. Still waiting for a response from other people about the story. Tumbleweeds are blowing by.

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