I have three goals with this Blog (not necessarily in order):
1) I like to talk. Period. I think my wife has pretty much heard everything that I've had to say, and more than once. I'm fairly certain that she knows exactly what's about to come out of my mouth next based on body language and facial expressions; I love her and I love this marriage, so I'm doing this for her and for us (I guess).
I needed a new forum to chat about the things I love, and the things that she has heard me say countless, eye-rolling times: books (fiction and non-fiction); writing (all aspects of it); origins of religious worship (no, I'm not a wacko, bible-thumping nut-job - the opposite really - but I do spend a fair amount of time studying ancient christianity; and the historical relevance of religious Egypt (Osiris, Isis, Horus, et. al - call me a dork if you want, but a fundamentalist, right wing, nut-bag, I'm not...).
2) To discuss the characters; the structure, your questions, points, and counter-points, etc., about my Thriller(s); yours too.
3) To grow as a writer from your thoughts, ideas, arguments, suggestions, etc...
(P.S. I was going to add a fourth thing: my tendency to talk to other cars pointing out their driving deficiencies (note: I did not say the drivers of those cars) while I'm driving, but I thought that might make me sound a bit crazy...)