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American Steel

Carlos Hazday

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American Steel began with a double purpose: replying to selected GA prompts and sharing some of my motorcycling experiences. The collection of loosely-connected vignettes allowed for each chapter to stand on its own while still telling a wider ranging story.

 

The first six chapters were easy to write. I have the next six outlined and number seven partially written. However, I’m uncertain as to when those will be posted. I’ve tried juggling several stories at the same time before and I wasn’t happy with the results. They all suffered when I spread myself around.

 

Future chapters will carry a stronger connection to each other and I don’t want to rush them. I’m going to wait until I have them ready before posting. Plus, I’m trying to concentrate on Walls for now. The CJ series is at a point where I want it to be the best I can possibly produce and that takes work.

 

I don’t know when American Steel will return, but it will. The next chapter will take place in New Orleans and since I’ll be there in the summer, I may wait until then to finish it. You know, I may need to visit a bar or two for research purposes!

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So I have to wait patiently. Hm. But I can understand, that to stories at the same time is juggling.

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So I have to wait patiently. Hm. But I can understand, that to stories at the same time is juggling.

 

I wrote this blog entry because of you, Lyssa.

 

At some point I realized American Steel had potential above and beyond what I'd originally conceived and I want it to be as good taken as a whole as each individual vignette. Do not worry, I will continue. In the meantime, the CJ series can probably keep you entertained. There's around 75 chapters and many include references to motorcycles! :D

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That is sweet of you Carlos and I appreciate the information!  Thank you.

 

I am not so much into stories with teenagers, because I have to deal the whole day with them at work. So I was so thrilled about American steels relaxed adult´s point of view. I think American steel has an enormous potential. I could imagine a lot of different ways, were this story could go. So I stay curious.

 

I will give CJ a chance.

 

Hugs

Lyssa

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American Steel is terrific, but it is that way because you take the time and care necessary to make it so. 

 

Go at at your own chosen speed, Carlos. We can be patient, because we know the wait will be worth it. 

 

 

Edit: Alright, I can't lie, I can be sort of patient. It will give me time to catch up on my reading, so I guess there is a silver lining, after all.  :)

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That reminds me of a certain bar...I have still some chapters to read I believe. Then I sit with Lyssa and wait patiently.

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Summer is the best time for motor cycle stories, anyway. Although the season has just started here, since a lot of people only take out insurance from March till October.

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New Orleans is one of my favorite places.   Maybe you could check in with Robert Rex....

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Lyssa, you are going to love CJ and his extended family. He ain't your average teen! But start with the first story. While the current book will make sense on its own, the back story is important to really understand CJ.

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and now I want beignets....

I'm already plotting! I'm skipping the convention hotel, I'll be staying at a gay B&B near the Vieux Carre, and will be at Cafe du Monde at least once a day!

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New Orleans is one of my favorite places.   Maybe you could check in with Robert Rex....

I love the place and have gone out of my way to visit. A few years ago I was returning to South Florida from Dallas and detoured just so I could have lunch in New Orleans. Fried oyster po'boys, a Dixie beer, and a beignet for desert!

 

Rex and I will hopefully get together for at least a drink and maybe some trouble. We've talked about it already.

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