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29 January 2020

Song Mood: Rock Lobster by the B-52’s.  It’s got a funky monster mash kind of feel to it.  Perfect for combing the moors in a horror film.

Tonight was a good night.  My friend who has cancer went to the writer’s group.  Another friend and I were talking about what we are going to do to be more productive writers this year and exchanged ideas.  I loved it.  Because as a community, as writers, people getting together and exchanging ideas promotes the feeling that everyone wins.  Anyways, it was a good feeling.

So, I will try out the new ideas I got.  I will try and write two poems a week.  It will be for a project where I write poems inspired by Norse mythology.  I explained that I want to do something similar to Nikita Gill’s Fierce Fairytales.  Upon which I’m told I need an illustrator.  But it’s a project that is far out.  With the little series that I am working on, seven novellas and one novel, it may be a while before I get to that project.  I would be done writing the poems before I ‘worked’ on that project.

I finished reading Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.  I was amazed by the story.  She spent half of the book building it up.  Then it got all intense and became a mystery.  Then the ending blew me away as I didn’t expect the stuff that happened to happen.  Okay, so that wasn’t the best book review, it’s hard talking about a book without giving away something.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Now, that book was a Hugo and Nebula award winner.  The way it was written, however is making me rebellious, to a point.  Most schools and writers groups frown on the omniscient POV and this was written in that POV.  Most critiques say that if you change POV, there must be a drop down.  In omniscient POV, there is no need for the drop down.  Well, enough on style.
I enjoyed the novella because it was part horror, part mystery and all fantasy.  About these children who travel to other worlds and come back to our world.  The main protagonist was Nancy, who came back from an underworld.  For that reason, I really liked her.  But my other favorite was Jack (Jacqueline) who came from ‘the moors.’  I told myself that I wasn’t going to buy another book until I finished the four.  But I’m probably going to buy the second book in the series and put it on the bottom of the short list.
The second book is about Jack and her twin sister Jill (Jillian).  It takes place before the events of the first book and takes place in the horror film world.

Tomorrow, I plan on running after work.  Then I plan to write between 300 to 600 words.  I should look into buying The Prose Edda if I am to write poems on Norse Mythology.  Well, work on what you can is what I tell myself.


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