Tony Fallow finds out it’s not all roses when “The World Revolves Around You!”

This Is A Big Thing, This Book

I have greater and greater respect for people who make big things out of little things.

Carpenters. Programmers. Mosaic artists. Tapestry weavers. LEGO enthusiasts. Authors of gignormous multi-volume novels, and intricate gignormous single-volume novels.

“Pilgrimage” is not a big book — probably come in under 100,000 words. But it’s a big thing for me. My biggest writing challenge so far in my baby writing career. Multiple point of view characters means more than just telling the story through different sets of eyes… it means that each one of these viewpoint characters has a story to tell. Somehow, they’ve all got to come together. Or do they?

We’ll see.

I’m not whining, for once. I’m feeling good, really. It’s like a kind of workout. I’m bulking up. I’m gonna be totally pumped uuup, as Ahnahld would say. When this is all done, ask me how much I can bench. G’won, ask me.

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2 Comments

  1. As a programmer of many (too many) years, I know the mental process for building something larger, better and more intricate than ever before attempted by a humble writer. When asked what I do, I tell people I am a problem solver using code as the medium in which I fix problems. You too are a problem solver. The difference is that you have to create the problem then fix in it such a way that you create interesting characters and even more interesting circumstances. Keep up the good work.

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  2. I know just how you feel. As an aspiring artist, I am always trying to come up with new ideas for projects, and while they may seem like just one thing at the time, they are constantly adding to my portfolio. I’m really looking forward to the release of “Pilgrimage”, and im sure it will be a bid thing to all of your fans as well.

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