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The First of August

Song mood: Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles.


This weekend is one of those where I just go with the flow.  If anyone would have predicted that I would spend it binge watching the Umbrella Academy season two with my cousins, would have been right on target.  I watched half of season two today with my cousins.  I love that show.  I want to write something like it.


I drove to the local Hyvee, a little bit further than Walmart.  The check engine light that has been on for the last few day is now off.  So it seems to be okay, I still haven’t replaced the part.  But the car still idles low.  Anyway, it’s going to be let’s see what happens.


Sometimes it is a good thing to just binge watch a show and read books.  I’m currently reading In an Absent Dream by Seanan MacGuire.  This is better than the previous two books by far.  Not as good as the first.  This book has more scenes than the previous two books and I’m only on page 68.


I got the email from Barnes-N-Noble that my book has arrived.  Harrow the Ninth is here.  I can pick it up any time and the reserve is good through 6 August.  So tomorrow I will pick it up.  So excited.  I’ll chance driving to BNN.  Then I should go to the Autoparts store and get the right part.


I want to reach out to someone.  Someone I want wish a happy birthday next week.  I went through this George McFly conversation in my head.  What if I… and she… I don’t know if I can handle that kind of rejection.  George McFly is the patron saint of writers.  I will need to watch Back to the Future in the near distant future.


I’m doing the Louvre for August poems.  I figure a few of these will be Artist unknown.  The more I look at my photos of France, the momentum will build for going back to London and Paris.  Maybe next time, I go with someone.


I know things are going to change.  That the day that I will eat with a beautiful woman and talk about books and stuff is coming.


I’m excited about this August.  I still haven’t figured out what I’ll do for my birthday week except for read the birthday book.


I’m excited because I know whatever my future is, I will accept it.


I had some ideas about this Thor book that I wanted to write for maybe five or ten years now.  I think the antagonists will have the characteristics of dwarves.  The whole story is that Thor gets thrown into our time.  For years to decades, he had been bullied by this Nazi motorcycle gang.  He had been transformed into a motorcycle mechanic.  Then one day, someone, hands him this penny hammer.  Which is Mjoinir.  And when it is in his hand, his powers return and he avenges the innocent.  So the characters of the novella would act a certain way to fit the mythical characters but be humans.  Then when Thor has his hammer back, all hell breaks loose.


Tomorrow will be about brainstorming.  I will write for an hour on Monday on the second novel.  This whole next week will be about setting myself up as a writer.


I’m excited for life to happen.


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