It’s been a busy, busy week for me. I moved my desk into our guest room upstairs and made myself a crappy little office, then I got all jacked up on Tim Horton’s & Mountain Dew, listened to Nine Inch Nails and wrote like a mo-fo. When I finally crashed from that I debuted a piece for a brand new client of mine, Bad Online Dates. The first piece was a Male POV piece on how it feels when a woman won’t date me because I’m a single dad.
My second article, Dating a 36-year-old virgin, will be up tomorrow (Tuesday March 8). I’v blogged a few times about the 36-year-old virgin. Here is a link to the FIRST ONE. I also turned in my weekly sports piece for Blirred Reality and admitted to the world that yes, I am a Cubs fan.
Finally, I worked on my book more in a week than I have in a month. I totally re-wrote, then re-wrote again, the first two chapters. I started on two additional chapters as well. Two book agents have seen the first chapter and want to see the full manuscript once its done.
I’ve been getting some great feedback on my fiction and it’s been all the way cool. Fiction has always been the one thing I’ve had no confidence in. Now I’m being told its great. I’m still not entirely convinced, but I’m working on it.
I like the fact that a bunch of writing chicks invited myself and a few other dudes into their Red Dress Club. My stuff is definitely a lot different than most of their stuff, but I like a lot of it. I can be all emotional and shit. I’ve been really surprised that they like several of my characters. I write them as I see them and let’s face it–no one’s life is completely pretty…
The Douche of the Week has been getting great response too. Please keep sending in your worthy nominee along with a short story and we will pick our Douche of the Week and post it every Wednesday. You can either reply here with your nominee or use the “Contact J.R.” link at the top of the page.
I appreciate the positive feedback I received on splitting the blogs and I’m working on getting logos done. As soon as they are, we’re going live with the new Sex and the Single Dad–dating stories and content that is a bit, uh, edgier. The parenting stories and ramblings of my daily life will be moved to JR’s Journey.
There is tons more good shit coming soon, so please keep checking back
constantly, often, daily, whenever you can.