Confessions of a Struggling Writer

I am a writer. I aspire to be an author. Those aspirations are what fuel my struggle. Join me in my trials and tribulations to see my name on a book.

J.R. Murdock

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nearly a week.

I tried doing the amazing 5 minute install for WordPress. I was finally able to get the blog to display with the theme I'd chosen internally on my web server. Alas, it never was able to pick up the style sheets to be viewable externally. So the pages looked all messed up. Rats.

I tried three different ASP.NET blogs, all had issues when I did the 'easy install' and kept giving me configuration errors.

So rather than fight with building my own cool blog I could manage and make look how I'd like it to look, I'll stick with blogger for now. I'd rather get the story recorded and posted than spend any more time messing around with blogs I can't get installed and running in a short period of time.

Keep checking back. I'll keep posting as I progress. WOO WOO!

Friday, January 16, 2009


I have gone from the "I think" stage to the planning stage. I'm currently looking for an artist to help me out with artwork for the V&A Shipping podcast and web page. I have nothing to offer but my undying gratitude and credit on the podcast and webpages. If you are an artist and are interested, let me know and I can supply you with the text of the book and an idea of what I'm looking for. It is a space opera, so there are bizarre aliens inside.

I plan to have fun with this novel. The book is done, I just need to podcast it. :) The more I think about it, the more excited I get. WOO WOO!

I had planned...

I had planned to record a quick message this week announcing that I will return to podcasting shortly. Well, at least I'm posting, but I will get a short podcast in there soon.

Also, I'm giving serious consideration to podcasting my Novel V&A Shipping. If I do so, I will record the entire book first, then edit, then begin posting one episode per week. If you'd like to be a first reader, drop me an e-mail, comment to this post or DM me in twitter.

I WILL be back!