Killing Jane Fonda

A Novel of the Vietnam War~CL Lucas

Killing Jane Fonda-An Excerpt-Dan Pipes

Wow. It’s been a while — almost a 1.5 years.

Overall, the Killing Jane Fonda project (KJF) has wound up being approximately 180k pages with multiple climactic events. I decided some time ago to go ahead and start publishing KJF as short novels, “novelettes” or vignettes if you will.

I’ve ceased concern with ‘what I can make’ from this and rather re-shaped my take to a ‘I really need to put this out there because I’ve been working on it for an age’.

For those that have day jobs, commitment to an art is difficult and from that creative standpoint, I’m posting portions of the vignette to show whoever falls onto this page, or prospective readers,  the effort that goes into producing…

Just.

One.

Chapter.

All total, the first book will have approximately 22k words. By taking a portion, publishing and moving from “draft” to  “done” pile, it eases the focus one requires to make the follow-on content good. Additionally, I see feedback as a method to shape how the story unfolds.

Here is your introduction to character, Dan Pipes.

 

 

dan-pipes.pdf (50 downloads)

Bill Ayers Rape of Donna Ron (Final Edit)

Screenshot-2014-10-07-23.24.09In a recent post, Bill Ayers happened to be in the news while I was heavily working on an edit of some old writing. It goes without saying, after so many starts and stops over the years while working on this, my skill level changed, my maturity changed and so forth. The premise remains, this still is the truth.

An important development–I’m splitting KJF into a series for a few reasons.

  1. A 50k word novelette is easier to manage than 180k of unfinished scribbling
  2. One climax per series!
  3. I just didn’t like the idea of trying to cram so many “highs” into one book.
  4. The notoriety of the short product will pave the way for the follow on
  5. Feedback will help me tailor the writing all the way to the end result.

That said, every time I work on this chapter, I get angry–that goes without saying.

Writing is fun…and a chore, especially when (reference above) redoing old work. While pressing through, I balance between two genre, two persona–the PDF is downloadable at KJF.

Download (PDF, 1.12MB)

Jane Fonda, the FTA and Olympus’ Shadow

Excerpt from Killing Jane Fonda

Olympus’ Shadow

I’m writing in two genres–one’s an odd story a stones throw from smut that writes quick, reads quick, and isn’t held tightly to an intricate plot or even requires beliveability; in short–fun.

Killing Jane Fonda (KJF) on the other hand, enjoyable to write but its been a work in progress for almost a decade.

A day job doing things like, you know defending your country and war stuff slows the down the process.

Consequently, instead of spending all my time overseas, I’ve got the time to work. Exercising my mind and the keyboard fingers is easy with Soul Tool and practice benefits KJF.

I don’t know who is reading this because I’ve got no comments. Regardless, as I’m displaying bits and pieces of the work in progress on KJF in PDF, the pages I’ve in ink just to give the interested soul landing here perspective on the amount of work going into crafting an intricate story.

Download (PDF, 6.74MB)

Olympus-Shadow.pdf (183 downloads) (CL Lucas AUG 14)

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