About the blog:
Welcome to the blog of James E. Thoenes – aspiring writer.
This blog is mainly a place to keep my insanity as I write my first novel. I’m reporting the progress and begging for help here. I am also hoping the madness will entertain you a bit.
I’m going to talk about books and movies like a lot of other blogs do too. Share what I like (sadly, I’m not very critical of stuff I like).
I’m not going to share large sections of the novel here. I don’t see the purpose of releasing it as a book if I do. Small examples will probably make their appearance to demonstrate parts I need help with.
If When this novel is finished, I’m planning to start another. So, stick around. There will be more public humiliation for your entertainment.
There are a few reasons I started this blog in this post here.
I’m not a English scholar. I’ve been a photographer most of my life and then switched to IT. I wish I hadn’t, but I’m not sure I really had the choice at the time. Switching back is a bit…I think the word is daunting.
I have always loved to read. I am one of those people that some people would say read too much. I almost always prefer the book to the movie. I love science fiction (although I am not sure that is what I’ll be writing – my first novel is definitely not).
I read because I want to enjoy it. When I reviews things here, it will probably be because I liked it (I mentioned I’m not very critical of things I like).
How to pronounce Thoenes
Thoenes sounds like Tha-ness with a long A. A friend used to say it rhymes with famous. The OE is an o with two dots over it in German. I learned to read phonetically and I think it was third grade before I finally learned how to spell my last name (it was always on my desk anyway).
If you really want to know about me, read the posts on this blog. It’s here that I’ll be dealing with the crazy thoughts that go through my head about writing while I’m writing. I’ve done several blogs before but I think this one will be the most personal (it is the least commercial).
I’d suggest you subscribe and get updates in your email (there’s also an RSS icon somewhere around if you’re into that kind of thing).