Monday, December 3, 2012

This blog has moved.

Please visit my new blog at

Further updates to Perfect will be published at Episode Ten is available here.

At present, I do no plan to continue posting here.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to seeing you at

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Perfect, Episode Nine

Last time, Luis and Avinashika found themselves in a dingy diner in the small town of Caseville. In this episode, Joe knows exactly where to take them.

Episode Nine ♦ Caseville is now available in PDF format. Please choose from either the current episode or all episodes [One-Nine].

Are you enjoying Perfect? Please forward this link to your friends and family who enjoy reading fiction. Also, feel free to comment on this post with your feedback, ideas, comments, and even questions regarding Perfect.

Episode ten is currently being reviewed by my critique partners and will be available on 3 December. Eleven is being edited, and I'm writing twelve. Of course there are more to come!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Perfect, Episode Eight

Episode Eight ♦ Remembrance is now available in PDF format. Please choose from either the current episode or all episodes [One-Eight].

Enjoy! Episode nine is being edited and will be available 19 November 2012.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Perfect, Episode Seven

Episode Seven ♦ Questions is now available in PDF format. Please choose from either the current episode or all episodes [One-Seven].

Enjoy! Episode Eight is scheduled for publication 5 November 2012.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PDFs vs Inline Text

If you have tried to read Perfect in the last couple of days, you will have seen the horrible Google Docs version of the PDFs for Perfect. I say horrible because it bypasses whatever PDF interface you are used to seeing and shows a bunch of stuff that isn't necessary.

Well, good news! I finally was able to find a place to post just the PDF files so you can now read them like you would any other file. You may choose from Current Episode [Six] or all episodes [One-Six].

In the future I'm thinking of just replacing these two files with the next episode and a complete set off all episodes. However, does anyone need inline (HTML) text? If so, please leave a comment below. I can look for another publishing option.

Thanks for your support!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Perfect, Episode Six

Choose which you wish to view:
Hey, what's with the new logo? Just a little something I've designed for the project since my last update.

Why am I no longer publishing Perfect as a separate page? I lost the wifi internet connection this past week. Given the document's size and the way Blogger handles formatting, I am uninterested in spending hours formatting the page. When I tried to paste Episode Six on the Perfect page the text basically ran together. Additionally, I tend to get lots of errors because of my slow internet connection. To maintain readability I've decided to try publishing the current episode and all episodes as PDFs.

How will future episodes be made available? Unless I hear that people are unable to access the PDFs, I will probably just continue to publish the current episode and an updated novel-like publication of all episodes. However, I'm also hoping to move to a new website in the next month or so -- returning to inline text may prove easier there.

I can't access the PDFs. Uh oh! Please leave a comment below explaining what type of error you received and I'll see what I can do.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Perfect, Episode Five

I'm pleased to announce that the fifth installment of Perfect was published last night. Not only have I moved to the new computer, but I republished the text in the hope the page would load better. Still working out some bugs there.

In case you are curious, there have been no substantive changes to earlier episodes. If a typographical error or punctuation problem comes to my attention, I do fix those. Also, instead of buying beans in the market (episode four), Avinashika buys lentils which she eats in episode five. A minor point, but it worked better. Otherwise, I'm trying to let the earlier text stand as it was initially presented even if there are things that might be changed for the better -- oh what sore temptation!

As always, please feel free to leave comments or questions. It's always fun to know what readers are thinking about the characters and situations. While I will probably chose not to respond to them directly, I do keep them in mind when further unraveling the story. I'm looking forward to episode six -- 'stuff' will really start to happen -- but you already knew that, right?

Enjoy Perfect, episode five!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Episode Five Status

My hope is to publish Perfect, Episode Five next Sunday (23 Sept). I am editing it now and took a brief break for those who might check in to see if the next episode is finally reading. Alas, it was just not up to the standard I aspire to and will benefit – greatly, I hope –  from further tweaking.

Thank you for your patience and interest in Perfect.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Status Update

After a bit of time off, I'm back to editing, writing, and critiquing though certain problems around the house may limit the amount of time I'm able to get anything meaningful accomplished. However, my hope is have the next episode of Perfect published shortly: I'm just unable to offer a promise of the actual timing. I wish more of my working environment was under my control.

Additionally, I'm working on a new website and would like to have it ready by the end of the month. I will be moving Perfect there. Watch for further details and the unveiling of my nom de plume. No worries, I'll still answer to "Thomas."

Last, anyone know where I can find a waistcoat (vest) with lapels for a reasonable price?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Little About My Computers

Have been spending a lot of time and energy getting computers to do what I need them to do -- no matter how easy people tell me it's going to be, I find it to be a bit of a struggle. Working on a new website and home for this blog as well as Perfect and I hope they will be easier to use for both of us.

Hope you're enjoying what's left of summer (or winter if on the other side of the Equator).

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Local Writer Publishes New Work

Westside Writers' own April Aasheim recently announced the publication of her book The Universe is a Very Big Place, available now for Kindle at

Cover ArtAs the daughter of a fortune-telling mother and a scam artist father, Spring Ryan wants nothing more than to leave her past behind, fall in love, and live a nice, normal life. But the Universe had other plans. 
For starters, the man Spring fell in love with, Trevor Donnelly, has disappeared off the face of the earth. To make matters worse her mother Lanie, an eccentric nudist, moves in ‘just until she’s done with menopause’, and her boss, Kimberly, has asked her to escort a life-sized condom around town to promote teen abstinence. 
Still trying to salvage a normal life Spring agrees to marry Sam Wayne, a banker with an appreciation for books, God, and a well-mashed potato. He may not be Prince Charming, but at least he can give her the normal life she has always dreamed about. 
But as her nuptials with Sam draw nearer, Spring’s life becomes even more complicated. She soon finds herself involved with three men, and has no idea what to do with any of them. It seems the Universe has a sense of humor...and just maybe, a better plan for Spring than the normal life she's always told herself she wanted.

Visit April's Author Page and visit her blog Pieces of April.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Perfect, Episode 3

Episode Three of Perfect is now available.

Thank you to those who have shared feedback, left comments, and offered words of encouragement. I have four more episodes written and in various stages of editing. I plan to post the fourth episode within the next two weeks.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Perfect, Episode 2

Well, after way too long -- and working on other, less important, things -- I have returned to writing as my primary occupation. My plan is to focus on writing and not only prepare work for publication, but regularly add to this blog.

To that end, I've been hard at work at developing additional episodes for the piece started in March with the working title Perfect. I am moving this piece to its own page on this blog (you can navigate to it by clicking on "Perfect" above. Additionally, I will post links to the newest episode as they are made available.

Perfect, Episode Two is now available.