Tuesday, October 19, 2021


 When you're as old as I am, maybe you'll recall the column in the Ft. Worth Press (long gone now) written by Blackie Sherrod. Sometimes when he had a few lines he wanted to pass along to his readers, he entitled his column, "Scattershooting, While Wondering..." Sometimes the end of the title was worthwhile, sometimes not, but it was always worth the effort to read his musings.

Don't know whether it was really a function of my wife wanting me to write some more, or her desire to have me doing something between breakfast and lunch, but I've done it. I've written it, edited it (several times), given heed to editorial suggestions made about it, done one final edit, and now I'm getting ready to pull the trigger. More info as the process continues.

Hate to admit it, but now that the Dallas Cowboys are 5 and 1, I have to think that maybe they're for real. We'll see as things progress.

We're fully vaccinated and eligible to get a booster shot if we wish. Meanwhile, we're going to go get our flu shots. Hope you all stay healthy this fall and winter.

More about writing and publishing on Friday. Let me know if there's something you're really wanting to know. Otherwise, I may have to do another "scatter shooting" column, and we don't want that, do we?


Priscilla Bettis said...

Yeah, how 'bout them Cowboys? The hubster and I got flu shots about 10 days ago. We had zero after-effects, so EASY compared to previous years.

Congrats on your ALMOST published new story!

Here's a writing question: Have you ever thought about creating an animal character and writing from its point of view?

Richard Mabry said...

Priscilla, we got our flu shots today as well. No problems. We've of the age group that is eligible for a booster against Covid-19--probably in another two weeks.

As for the writing question re creating an animal character and writing from its POV, the closest I've come is having a dog in the past couple of novellas. I'll have to consider that one. Thanks for your comments.

Patricia Bradley said...

I'll be getting my flu shot next week...any earlier and it wears off about mid-February and I get the flu. ;-/

I'm so excited about your new book! Can't wait to read it.

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Patricia. I'm sort of rusty, not having released a book for a year and a half. We'll see how it goes. The flu shot went smoothly--hope yours does, too.