Then when I began reading silently, I was mesmerized by the power of Jarrod’s written narrative. Sweet Jesus! Mother of Mary! If I could write narrative like that, I may improve as a writer myself! So, here it is, a “cold jam”__a cold reading of Jarrod’s wonderful narrative voice, with all the mistakes and sentence re-takes.
The author of this cold reading in the video you see is Jarrod Brown. He approaches me in the locker room and tells me he has heard that I am a writer and that I have published some books. [Self-published] He wants to know, “Read this of mine and tell me what you think.” What an honor I feel! And, when he brought it to me, I was first astounded by the look of the first paragraph of his manuscript. It was an ominous-looking, very long paragraph, and I had to look away from the page for a moment.
Here is a transitional thought. I am going back to 04APR14__eight months ago. I was reading on my break in the locker room, and I was reading Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. I am reading Chapter X: Power of the Master Mind. Napoleon Hill defines the “Master Mind” as “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” [pp. 168-169]
And now it is time to make a promise upon which I shall deliver. I have a lot of irons in the fire for Twenty-Fifteen. One is Gregory Gregarious getting done. I had hoped to have it ready by the end of this year. Afer all, I have been working on it for over a year.
Yet that is not going to happen, so I promise it shall be finished some time in Tewnty-Fifteen. Gregeory Gregarious shall arrive! I also have evocative, provocative New Visions and Videos in store for you right from the beginning of the New Year. So stay tuned to my blogs, YouTube, and Deviantart.