The Man Behind The Blog

No different from any other novelist/screenwriter swimming upstream against the violent currents of life. Fighting the usual obstacles every writer has to confront; rejected queries, distractions, loneliness, balancing editing and the creative process, writer’s block, and the NEED to be heard.

Even as life pulled me away from my keyboard like reverse gravity, I still found a way to complete 2 novels Paradox (science fiction) and The Executioner’s Diary (thriller). Both novels are also written in screenplay format and both novels have detailed outlines for their sequels. A third novel Dark Paradise (thriller) is hand written waiting to be transcribed to computer.

My wife and daughter have provided me great ideas for future manuscripts. With their support I hope to become a published author.Β 

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  1. Arrrgh! I don’t know how I did it but I was just beginning to respond to your very nice and sweet comment on me being a Sick Puppy when I somehow lost it 😦 It said “comment was trashed” and I was like, “No! I didn’t want to trash it and I don’t even know how I did that or how to bring it back!” So I wanted you to know how much I liked your comment and oh yes, I am getting plenty of R & R but I’m also getting a bit stir-crazy lol! But when I start doing a few chores, yeah, the body tells me, nope, you get back to bed so I reluctantly obey πŸ™‚
    You are such a sweetie, you made me smile a big smile! Thank you so much!

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      • Yes, you do serve a purpose! You make me smile and I love your posts! They are so insightful and well-written and some have made me laugh so hard, I just posted a story I have been wanting for quite a while to write about my beautiful state of Michigan but that wore me out, lol, so I’m going to be a good girl and rest up πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for being my WordPress pal!

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        • Sure, I enjoy our conversations. You know, I always asked my maker to give me a opportunity to entertain with my novels. So, I created this blog as a platform to publication, but here I am entertaining people. Isn’t life wonderful. Please rest up.

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              • Aw shoot, I clicked on the View Comment of the email notification but that didn’t work at all, rats! So I will post my own comment but quote yours and attribute it to you as well as noting that I somehow goofed your comment up and accidentally trashed it. Wish I knew exactly what da heck I did to begin with so that I will know NOT to do that again lol, sheesh!

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                • You too have a great weekend! I’m still sulking over that horrible finish to the Lions-Packers game last night, hoo boy, was that a great game with an awful finish for us Lions fans. But you gotta hand it to the Packers and Aaron Rodgers, man, what a spectacular Hail Mary ending. Durn that Taylor for his face mask last second penalty. Oh well, there’s always next year lol!

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                    • Oh heck yes, you are right, but please don’t throw shade at Matt Stafford, he’s good too. He’s a scrambler, he will run for a first down, toss these neat little underhand passes that no one sees coming, and he is great with the long bombs too. Since Mrs. Ford has taken over for her late husband, William Clay Ford, she has shaken the whole Lions enterprise from top to bottom and has put a new life in the Lions lately. I predict that the Lions will be even much better next year. I predict they will win their division and perhaps may even go beyond that.

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                    • No, I was throwing shade at every Jets Qb after Namath. We haven’t had one. I wish we had Stafford. Lions will be back stronger next year. I always had a thing for the Lions. Goes back to the Barry Sanders days. I can see the Lions winning the division and more.

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                    • Oh wasn’t Broadway Joe Namath great!!! Lol, hire Mrs. Ford to kick ass with the Jets management too! At least your Jets have made it to the Super Bowl and won it. Heck, the Lions haven’t won even a division championship since the early 1990’s. They were conference champions back in the 1950’s – sheesh! The Lions have been the red-headed step-child of the NFL forever lol so anything is an improvement πŸ™‚

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                    • Oh yes, the Wings, the Tigers, the Wolverines. And I LOVE the Olympics, both the Summer and the Winter Games. I even found curling to be fascinating! I let everybody know that I will be incommunicado during the Olympics and I become sleep deprived trying to watch everything. I always get misty-eyed after the Closing Ceremony seeing all of those athletes from around the world get together and have so much fun, celebrating their shared experiences.

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                    • Yeah the Red Wings have done quite well over the years, yay! I know exactly what you mean about the Olympics. All of the athletes enter the Olympics in strict national groups but after the Closing Ceremony, they are partying down as friends and as colleagues, celebrating their individualities, not their nationalities. But there has been times, unfortunately, when politics and religious hatred and bigotry have tried to destroy the inherent neutrality during the Olympics. World Wars I and II caused the Olympics to be cancelled. A Palestinian terrorist group held 11 Israeli Olympians hostage for days and then murdered them during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. I will never forget that horrible, terrible time. Do you remember the bombing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta? Or how about when the U.S. and other countries boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow because of Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan and then Russia’s and other communist countries return boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles? I was so mad that the U.S. made that stupid decision in 1980 to politicize the Olympics thus disrespecting one of the core Olympic principles that we celebrate each athlete’s individual participation and efforts, not the country where they live. Yes, you are so right, why can’t the world be like that with everything else?

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                    • Agree with you 100%. How could we of all people politicize the Olympics. Especially after defeating the Russians the previous winter at Lake Placid “The Miracle On Ice.” Wish the world could start to think the Olympic way. At least for our children.

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                    • Oh I had forgotten about that great song, thanks for reminding me. Everybody loves their children, we all have our likes and dislikes, we are all the same really so why can’t we enjoy our mutual human traits and minimize our differences? Why do we let religion differences keep us apart? Why do we let our different political philosophies do that too? I have the questions, like many do, but I just don’t have the answers 😦

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                    • I don’t agree with all political views, but I understand and respect the other point of view. The other day I was talking about Aliens with a friend, (the ones from other space). I told him, if they exist, they won’t show themselves until humans learn to be tolerant of each other. Sometimes, I get a little cynical when I think of people. And I consider myself a positive person, but this world has gone in the wrong direction.

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                    • I saw a T-shirt a long time ago. It was black with many different stars on it and one blue marble planet in the middle. There was a cartoon blurb above the blue marble that said, “Beam me up, Scotty, there’s no intelligent life here.” Humans pride themselves on being the higher-evolved form of life on Earth but studies have shown that many types of animals have more charitable, empathetic, kinder natures than us humans. So who’s the more evolved?

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                    • Someone else said they had trouble finding through the Search box on my blog for a particular story I had written several months back about how I almost became a crispy-fried critter in a neighbor’s house fire and I had to send her a link. So, thinking perhaps you might have the same problem trying to find my story about my kitty, Zorro, here’s the link to that tale (tail? giggle) as well: https://jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/zorro/

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    • Thanks so much. But I have an award free blog. i don’t give or participate in awards. Perhaps you didn’t see it on my home page. I have a ridiculous little monkey advising my friends. I am so busy with my blog and marketing my unpublished work to literary agents. Thanks so much for thinking of me. I appreciate it. Have a great day.

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  2. I’ve learned over the years to scroll down into the abyss of commentary and I will eventually find the reply form. Thank you for visiting and including my online writing studio among your follows. As you know, it is at least an indication of kindredship. I’ve slowed a bit in my production. Every time I query a literary magazine, for example, the criteria demands the work not be previously published. So I’m asking followers to let me know if they want to see new work, and am not putting it online. Since I’m not much of a poet, I still upload onto WordPress without care. It’s like chumming. Eventually you think a tuna will show up. I, too, have works published, and others I’m sending out to agents. Not enough rejections to wallpaper the bathroom, but I’m working on it. Let me know if you’ve something special you’d like a critical eye/ear for. And if you’d like to peek at some of my stuff (see George Carlin’s bit on “Stuff”), I’ll be happy to send them on in critique-able format. My email is at the end of my About section. Be glad to share my journey as well. LSM

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    • Robert, thank you so much for the gesture, but I don’t participate in the receiving or giving of awards. iI am so tied up trying to market my work to literary agents, I don’t have the time. Thank you so much for thinking of me.

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  5. Beautiful. After following your blog for so many days, I read your bio today. Congratulations on the published books (you already a one leg up on most of us aspirants :D) and best wishes for the the ones in the pipeline.
    And as usual, it is a joy to read each one of your creations, post/stories/poems or even this bio.

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  6. Your book, “The Executioner’s Diary” sounds particularly interesting. And I love the Terri Main quote about “writers–and the ‘normal ship”–is that image/quote available for others to use on their blogs, or no? Thanks very much for your visits and comments/follow on by blog–hope you enjoy/relate to what I write πŸ™‚

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  7. Like the intro Dave > Like you say ‘No Different from any other author’ > therefore I feel exactly like you. I like the way you write in screenplay format. I try and bring this element into my writing as well. Maybe I can look and learn. Cheers Dave

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  8. How did I miss this post? Perhaps I wasn’t yet following you. This one explains your ambitions so I’m delighted to have found it.
    You know I’m wishing all the best to you, Andrew, as you pursue your dreams. I hope a bit of your sweet mushiness shows up in your novels – that would be so much fun.

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    • Oh, I am so sorry. I dont’ participate in giving or receiving awards. I am so tied up with marketing my unpublished manuscripts. Thank you for thinking of me. I hope this doesn’t offend you in any way. Thanks and be well.

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    • I am so sorry. I don’t know if you saw the little Chimpicon on my page. I don’t participate in the awards or tags. I am so tied up with martketing my unpiublished novels to literary agents, I don’t have the time for these wonderful festivities. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I appreciate that. I hope you don’t feel bad in any way. Thanks and be well.

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  13. Thanks for reading my blog. I’m never sure if anyone is reading, so it’s always a surprise to be noticed. I can instant relate to your sentiment of being a lonely writer just waiting to be published. This is a secret dream of mine as well. Keep writing, and I’ll be reading….

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    • Thank you. Honestly, I follow so manu blogs at times it becomes a blur. Writing is a lonely business. We have to keep plugging away and one day we may succeed. If not, at least we knew we tried. I will be over to read your blog. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

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  16. Congrats on your published novels. And wow, that you have one written in longhand. I’m sure I couldn’t manage that one and be able to read it. I scribble stuff and then get into the computer as soon as possible before I can’t read it anymore. Thanks for following my blog and reading my stories.

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  18. Hello there!

    I hope you remember me. I promised to pay your blog a visit a long time back and much as I am guilty of stalling so long, I only have to say in my defense that it is never too late. I will take the task of strolling through this brilliant space that you’ve created and also take the liberty of sharing my thoughts on some.

    You have an excellent weekend there! πŸ™‚

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  19. Not once have I considered my desire to write and to blog as a NEED to be heard. You’ve just blown my mind with such simplicity. It explains a lot, why coming back here almost feels like a high, and secularly, why I must ensure that my students share their writing. Some of them may not know they are writers yet, but as their teacher I kust fulfill that need to be heard.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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    • Wow, what a great comment. Thanks for reading this. Yes, I think for some of us it is a yearning to be heard. I try to encourage everyone to write. Beyond the creative aspect, I find writing can be therapeutic, fulfilling, and a great form of introspection. Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate that.

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      • I agree that writing can be all of those things. Upon reflection, I believe I started writing as a form on introspect. I suppose in some ways it was a diary, but my words came to paper first as “notes to self”. They blossomed into being really therapeutic; eventually they got me through first loves, and breakups, and sub-frenzy and all sorts of situations. I suppose now my notes have morphed into posts. πŸ™‚

        You keep writing, and I will by all means keep reading, and commenting of course.

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  20. Having published my first book I am here to tell you it is a labor of love -but a very hard uphill battle. You go to event after event spending lots of money and sell very little. Yet, if you don’t -no one will know of your book. Hours spent trying to reach people and hoping they will spend a few dollars and buy your book to read -not just set aside because they know you and are just trying to help out.

    Yet, each time someone reads your novel and sings its praises, you are sure you have to keep trying, keeping pushing yourself, keep confidence in your talents. I have no idea whether I will one day be known as an “author’ but I am sure I will keep writing, keep publishing and keep working toward this goal of “people, real people, reading my work.”

    My prayers and best wishes are always with you as you continue to write and work toward your first published work.
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    • Thank you so much for dropping by to leave your thoughtful comments. It is such a difficult task- the publishing part that is. The creating is so wonderful. I amdetermined to sell my work through the traditional publishing channels, so I am making things even harder for myself. Thanks for stopping by and for the encouraging words.

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