And so it continues…

        Crawling out of the metaphorical tunnel that is my writing process, an epiphany occurred to me: Time is irrelevant, it always has been.  “A New Beginning…” has always existed, will exist, and has already ceased to exist.  That being the case, I have nothing more to write; yet everything to write.  February 3rd will arrive, and fade, just as all days eventually do.  When the time comes, I have no doubt that it will fade the way I always knew it would….

        With regard to my writing progress, the novel is now 1/3 of the way to completion.  Go figure, that 2/3 of the novel still floats around in the backwater of my consciousness….  Each chapter that flows from my mind, frees my focus.  In the end, my mind will be clear and ready to tackle seven adventures.  That, of course, is a story for another day….

        In the meantime, I seek to wrap up what began more than half-a-year ago.  “The Past, Present, and Future,” eventually will come to a close.  From every ending, though, there is “A New Beginning…”  Next week, the journey continues on its path to what can only be described as its ultimate climax.  The reader, of course, will be the final judge.

        As of yet, I have focused on verse.  Prose, though, has always been a shadowy figure lurking at the poker table of life.  Finally revealing itself to be a chimera, the figure has called my bet.  Now, it is my turn to answer.  In the upcoming weeks, I will unveil my film influences followed by my literary influences.  Each of which, will shed new light on my novel and my writing process in general.

        Years from now, this little project may only be a footnote, or a non-starter.  On the flip side, it may be everything that I always purported it would be.  If you’ve liked my poetry, you should know that I have worked to make the novel its perfect genetic match (or if you like, the Yang to the poet’s Yin).  It hasn’t been an easy task, but it sure has sparked my creative juices.  I suppose there are worse ways to indulge one’s self.   “A New Beginning…” will be finished in the coming months.  It is only a matter of time….

        Join me, starting on August 11th, for a weekly countdown to the end.  Five film influences, followed by five literary influences, followed by yet another project.  In the end, much will be revealed.  Still, though, only the novel will illuminate the true meaning of: “The Past, Present, and Future.”  For now, I leave you with one more poem:

Life Springs Eternal

laying on
the floor

an epiphany
occurred

death becomes
the man

life forsakes
existence

yet we
press on

today I died
tomorrow I rest

peace becomes
a reality

that I cannot
enjoy

honest expression
releases

all that is
within

and all that
has escaped

revealing a truth
not yet realized

and not soon
forgotten

life springs
eternal

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Photo by Elizabeth McCullough

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  1. Sounds intriguing, I will be here and ready to baggsy a seat at the front…all I need to do now is grab me some popcorn.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  August 7, 2013

      I’m glad to hear that you are intrigued. I’ve actually been tormented the past few days, as a result of my inability to accomplish anything meaningful. Your comment definitely cheered me up. Thank you for that. There is always tomorrow….

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  2. I know that torment…it afflicts me on and off also. Tomorrow is always a good day in which to accomplish something, or the day after tomorrow if the need to read takes a hold of you.

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  3. Are we supposed to actually purchase a copy of what?

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  August 17, 2013

      Good question. As of yet, there’s nothing to purchase. I’m still writing the book. Originally my deadline for publication (my own creation, as I haven’t contacted any publishers yet) was February 3, 2014. Now, I’m thinking that might be a good date to just finish the book. Writing a book is more difficult that I thought… In the meantime, I’m basically blogging about my writing process by discussing my influences. I can’t wait to write a post about the book being finished. That will be a great day! Thanks for the question.

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  4. I reread this again and let’s just say that I needed to. Thank you for writing it.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  December 1, 2013

      Thank you for reading and rereading. I appreciate your encouragement.

      Reply

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