Skip to main content

19 September 2020

 Song mood: Eclipse by Pink Floyd.  I totally loved Pink Floyd until one day I completely despised them.  This was the song that played in the trailer for Dune.  Not done by Pink Floyd, obviously.


Tonight, would have been the night that Oktoberfest would have started.  In Omaha, tomorrow, the German American Society will have the Oktoberfest done as a drive through.  I probably won’t do it.  Just because I’ve gone on to other things.  I’d go, if I had people to go with.  Last year, when I went, I didn’t know anybody, didn’t talk with anybody, it wasn’t much fun.  The drive through, by myself doesn’t give me the experience that I am looking for.


I miss England.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time in England and France.  Even with all the mishaps I had, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.  Watching Inspector Morse makes me miss Oxford.  I miss Oxford way more than I did Cambridge.  Next time I go to England, I will do more research about what I want to see and visit.


Half way through Night of the Mannequins.  I realize that Stephan Graham Jones is a very different writer than I am.  His characters kill, for some reason or another.  It never makes sense.  Then I realize, I look through the eyes of the detective, not the murderer.  In a Jones story, the POV character is most often the killer.  And that is probably why he is a horror writer and I’m a mystery writer.  I’m into puzzles and trying to solve something.  Jones shows a story where the POV character is the killer for whatever reason.

I work best with the victim or with the detective.


So tomorrow or rather today, I’ll just drive around.  Do some walking.  Listen to ghost stories.  Do some minor writing.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

9 August 2020

  So I made some changes in plan for my birthday.   I decided to get a room at Aksarben Suites.   I’ll spend the day in Aksarben and pretend that I traveled.   What I will have, I’ll decide tomorrow, although I suspect that it will be Pickleman’s pizza.   I’ll read and chill.   Maybe I’ll take a bus to the Dundee Dell.   So many things I can do.   For coffee, I’ll go to the Starbucks on 90 th and Pacific.   That one has the Verismo coffee machine makes an excellent cup of coffee.   I can even take an early walk at the lake as I make my way to Aksarben.

Trends on Horror

Here are some trends I picked up on recently. The big push for horror isn’t in October.  It’s June, July and August.  As someone who self publishes books, I’m not at all interested in what’s trending.  Mainly because I just need to write as many and publish as many books as possible.  Following trends gets thrown out the window when you want to publish four to six books a year. I already knew that books and dvds, perhaps most streaming get released on Tuesdays.  At one time I knew why. It was the whole business of everything getting shifted because of the pandemic that I realized that the push for horror was June through August.  Harrow the Ninth was supposed to be released in 25 June and now is 4 August.  The Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones was supposed to be released on 14 July and is now 1 September.  That was supposed to be my Birthday book this year. What I found out about Stephen Graham Jones is that a novel of his should have already been released, but i

16 August 2020

  Song mood: New Sensation by INXS. I figured it out this morning.  I figured out how the Traveler defeats the Dark Prince.  And on the same token, I figured out how Milo de Ford defeats the Dark Prince. It is in the realm potential.  The power of the Traveler, of Milo de Ford is in one of the realms of potential.  One realm is the realm of possibility, the other realm is the realm of probability.  The Traveler is able to trap the Dark Prince within the realm of potential, but in the act of doing it, traps himself. Milo de Ford without knowledge releases the both of them in the series.  In order to defeat the Dark Prince, Milo has to do something similar to what the Traveler did. I didn’t get much accomplished in writing today.  Just figured something out for the rest of the series.  At the moment, I have my doubts but must soldier on. I thought about the realms of probability and possibility.  I think I live too much in the world of potential.  Too afraid to move forward becau