Thursday, September 07, 2006
Well my friends, here is the deal. I've once again decided to suspend operation of the Oread Daily. The reason this time being that a number of years back I wrote this absolutely, incredibly good "novel" of the 60s and 70s based somewhat loosely on my activities. Seriously, I did think it to be the most honest accounts of the times I've read anyway. The biggest problem according to numerous agents (and myself) with it was that it was like 1100 pages long. Would you read an 1100 page book written by an unknown author? I think not. So I put it on the shelf mostly because I was tired of dealing with it (and also because I didn't think the writing itself was all that hot - although it did get better the more I wrote). Well, several people who have read all or part of the manuscript have convinced me that it would be worthwhile to edit it down and do revisions etc. So now, I guess, I'll give it a try and see what happens. Should anything ever come of all this, I absolutely expect each and every one of you to buy a minimum of ten copies for yourself and others. I mean how can a political and historical novel which includes sex, drugs, rock and roll, violence, conspiracy, adventure, political debate, and laughs to boot not be a really good read?
Thanks for reading the Oread Daily these many years...and if it ever returns, you'll be the first to know.