Yikes… a year and a half being cloistered writing 13 Angels. I suddenly resurface and join the mainstream….so weird. A lot of new social media sites have opened up. I ‘m learning to relate ….. the majority on social media are now very very very young. I’ve rarely spoken to anyone since beginning my last project. In all honesty, it’s strange….my social brain atrophied during a long hibernation. I think inwardly like a person locked in a coma. I have rare verbal exchange with adults . It’s like being a parent with small children…you forget how to speak except in gibberish baby talk. I have people mention that I talk the way I write…in prose…..huh…..too funny.
I hang out in the Dallas-Deep Ellum art scene , but my interactions are as weird as the LSD inspired bar scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Artists are a strange bunch collectively and should be taken in small doses. Worse, I live in a hotel and have nothing to do except write…. I don’t even pick up after myself…the maid vacuums around me as I work…..the staff is Spanish….. our communications are limited to new soap products and how freaking hot it is outside. …..I must seem strange ..a foreigner gringo who sits inside and types all day…. with no visible means of support. My wife arranges the furniture, only to have the staff put it back. It’s like an episode of the Twilight Zone.
I give the girls popsicles so they don’t carry me out with the trash. So what to do? Of course I begin a new novel…a dark and twisted love story…..the antithesis of romantic expectations.. I am useless to the world. I hope 13 Angels sells…but at this point I don’t care …….writing takes precedent over history. Goodbye …cruel world….
BTW….The chile sauce in the dish pictured below was concocted out of Habanero’s….the hottest chili’s on the planet…..a Scoville index in the range of 350,000….take that !!! I have an ice maker that makes one ice cube every hour…. one cold drink a day…. like living on Devil’s Island. Is this the kind of annoyance that drove DH Lawrence around the bend?