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Is it over yet?

November 9, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Unlike my last few entries that required me to do some semblance of thought and planning, this one is going to be a shoot from the hip kinda entry.  Sorry, my brain hurts a little.  Perhaps it has something to do with the lack of baseball in my world this time of year. Or maybe it has something to do with my most hated team winning the World Series (UGH! – still reeling and cringing)  Yes folks, end of season lack of baseball depression has wrapped it’s cold dead hands around my world and is holding on tight.  I have dreams of steamed hot dogs at the CoPa.  I miss seeing the big stone kitties watching over my park.  I miss the long walk down the ramp from the 3rd level.  I miss my boys!  Oh my boys of summer where have you gone?  Oh yeah, home to warmer climates than Detroit MI.  I have the flu, (not the H1N1 variety) I have a serious case of the “I miss baseball” flu.  There is only one cure for this problem… unfortunately it is months away… its called spring training.

Is it here yet?  nope, not yet…

To pass the time until the annual spring gathering graces my world again, I have decided to bide my time with more writing.  I have actually joined the NaNoWriMo movement (that’s short for National Novel Writing Month).  Yes folks, I am writing a novel. A 50,000 word novel in 30 days.  Rest assured it will be a baseball themed novel, but I can also assure you that it will not be good.  So after that long interlude, the point I’m trying to make is that if you don’t hear from me on this site till November, I apologize, but I promise you, I will be back.

Being that my book is about baseball and it is fiction, I’m looking to fill word counts here – I’m running dry on plot lines! I need more baseball related things to reach that 50,000 words – sub plots so to speak.   HELP!!!  Here’s the gist… 12 yr old girl loves baseball, grandparents don’t, parents are no longer walking amongst us, takes place in rural (VERY rural) Iowa on a family farm, girl keeps getting into trouble for sneaking out to play baseball with her friends… if you have any ideas as to where I can take this please – I’m open to any and all suggestions…  If I use them and someday get this thing published, I’ll give you a shout out in the dedication and liner notes. Besides, the off season is a little cold as far as baseball action to write about.  Sure the Hot Stove is going to be heating up very soon, free agency, trades and one of my personal favorites the Caribbean Winter Leagues, but other than that, there is not much to write about.  If it wasn’t for the MLB network and their endless reruns of Prime 9 and Inside Studio 42 with Bob Costas, I would be in complete and total baseball depravity right now.

Is it here yet? are we even close?  AAAGGGGHHHH… slowly going crazy…

So here is the call to all baseball lovers – 1) What do you do to get your baseball fix during the off season? and 2) All ideas and suggestions for the coming of age, baseball loving little girl in middle America fiction novel are GREATLY appreciated.  Just leave me a little comment here and I’ll be sure to read it.

So I shall see you all in December, when the novel is complete (or somewhat complete) and my off season flu has turned into a coma inducing illness where I feel the need to do nothing but watch old games I have taped and endless viewings of “For Love of the Game”, “A League of Their Own” and “Pride of the Yankees” over and over and over and over….

I need help, Isn’t there a therapy group for people like me?  Guess not…


One Response to “Is it over yet?”
  1. Marc R says:

    If the story is set in the 1930’s she can meet up with Babe Ruth or a Negro League team on a barnstorming tour

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