I sit at the A&W (where else?) taking a break from staying at home on this gorgeous day to look after my wife - who suffered a serious broken leg nearly two weeks ago. The time consumed by the injury, and the work that went into the last of the full scale Launch Pad Coffee Houses has slowed down work on my second novel, The Tourist. Briefly, I am at chapter 90 in my latest edit of the 102 chapters (so far) of the complete manuscript. When I am done this review, I will print the whole draft, and do a paper review and working out of the complex structure I’m aiming for. (see The Tourist (1) to (11) herein for an explanation)
Then I face the dread prospect of writing any missing parts; 1) to complete the plot, 2) to complete the development of the ideas, and 3) to perfect the structure. With luck, this will all be done before our cruise in late September (Will Pat’s leg be ‘done’ also?) Or perhaps some time next year.
JAM AND SING-ALONG
Calling all Bohemians, Beatniks, Mods, Rockers, and Mockers! The Launch Pad Coffee House is going into it’s cool summer phase. For the July 21 and August 18 coffee house nights, there will not be a sound system, or a canteen, or a formal stage. Instead, musicians and other artists are encouraged to bring their guitars, banjos, ukuleles, trumpets, or whatevers down to the lounge of Churchill Park United Church at 525 Beresford Avenue. The musicians will rearrange some chairs and take turns playing original or cover songs. The others can play or sing along as the spirit moves them. No one is required to lead a song or to participate in any song. Old pros and new beginners are welcome. It’s no pressure – pure music and good times! Of course, anyone who wants to just listen is also very welcome. Doors open at 7:30PM, with music happening real soon thereafter. Bring your own soft drinks.