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26 January 2020

Song Mood: Royals by Lorde.  Not to be confused with Billie Lourd, an incredibly short person who is a horror and sci-fi actress.  The song played on the radio a few times.

I went to The Gentlemen, a Guy Ritchie film.  I can’t remember a movie where I laughed so much.  I haven’t really laughed in the last decade, not really.  I can’t remember the last time I laughed until it hurt.  It’s common for me to cry at a movie.  It’s common for me to cry when I’m tired.  So, a movie that actually made me laugh, well, that is something.  I’ll go to any Guy Ritchie film, even if it isn’t a genre that I normally watch.  Like a gangster comedy.

I didn’t get what I wanted to accomplish this weekend.  I did however plan.  I made myself write 300 words on Friday when I only had three hours of sleep the night before and was dead tired.  I decided on the sequence of books.  Milo de Ford a.k.a. the Marquis de Avery is a character I realized goes through a series of evolutions as he goes through the different worlds.  
The chronomancer, I decided would be a woman.  For her world, I need to find the rough draft that I wrote a few years ago for Nanowrimo.  In that rough draft, I called the main character a chronomancer, but really, he was something else, more like a traveler.  Someone who could travel great distances through thought.  Kind of like Milo de Ford.  In these books, the chronomancer manipulates time.
The story for the chronomancer, I will write the final sequence first.  Then I will take the beginning of the sequence and write different possibilities, where each time the character learns something and tries something different in the next sequence leading up to the final sequence.  While in the super hero novel, I will write a sequence where they battle the villan and they all die.  But as the chronomancer is close to dying, she manipulates time and goes back to the past to reconsider what they need to do differently.

Lists.  I making a que of what I will read and listen to.  Currently I am listening to Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré.  Next up will be The Road to Grantchester by James Runcie.  I decided that I will listed to the Grantchester books 3-6 this year.  I will listen to Victim 2117 by Jussi Adler-Olsen and Lucy Worsley’s The Art of the English Murder.
Here are the four books that I will visually read before buying another book:
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill
Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré

The book I am really looking forward to listening to is Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir.  Her debut novel Gideon the Ninth was by far the best book I read in 2019.  I laughed, I cried, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I listened to it on my way to London and as I was commuting all over southern England.  The final fight sequence is 6 to 8 chapters long.  The book is part mystery, part sci-fi.  She spends a good amount of time building the story up that leads to a long fight sequence.  Each part of the fight sequence is different.  It is the book I want to model my super hero novel.

Well, that is me for the moment.  Tomorrow is Doctor Who day for me, I will try to write 300 words despite being super tired.  I will work on getting the project done despite being tired this week.  I need to push myself if I want to self-publish 5 stories.


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