Posts by N.R. Ramos

Writer. Adventurer. Exaggerator. I was born and raised in New Jersey, but have been living in and roaming the greater Los Angeles area since 2008, working and trying to figure out how to make a living from words rather than from the corporate job by which I currently support myself and my family. You can find out more about me and what I'm working on by going to my website, and follow my progress through my occasional, albeit infrequent, updates on the blog page. Thanks.

I’m Writing Again

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update here and I feel like it’s an appropriate and opportune time to bring you up to date on my latest developments.

And by “you” I mean you wonderful readers who are still following this blog. Now, if you’ll indulge me for a few minutes, I’ll tell you what’s been on my mind and what’s been happening.

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Catching Up

It’s been a while and I feel like I’m overdue for an update.  Before I start, I have to ask you to please forgive me for the infrequency of my posts; I’m afraid it’s a hazard of being busy trying to make a living while you’re trying to make a life.

Anyway, here’s what’s happening:

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A Not So Slight Detour

So I took a break from the book. Not a break from writing, mind you, but from the book. And now, I’m wondering when I’ll get back to it. Here’s what happened:

Someone that I know from Twitter and with whom I occasionally interact told me that they were going to be attending a screen writing class in Hollywood, specifically aimed at people interested in writing a television pilot. She suggested that it might be fun if I signed up too. I already followed the teacher, whom I’ll tell you a little more about later, on Twitter and knew a bit about his background as a veteran television writer, so I signed up.

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Dorothy Parker, Give Me Strength

Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing, I love having written.”  I think about that quote often as I work on the book. Not because I hate writing. I wouldn’t be doing this if I did and I am also idealistic enough to believe that life is too short to waste it doing something that doesn’t make you happy, let alone doing something that you hate. No, I think about it because while I can imagine the end, the feelings of triumph and satisfaction and happiness that will come when I’m finally finished, I feel the wear and tear on my very soul from the process of getting there. This is hard.

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So I’m Writing A Novel

Let me start by clarifying something: technically speaking, this isn’t the first novel I will have written. It’s the first one that I’m actually going to have edited and attempt to have published. Small distinction to you, maybe, but a big one for me.

Having said that, I have to tell you: it’s terrible. It being the manuscript so far. I’m not being modest, it’s an empirical fact. Why do I say that?

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