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20 September 2020

 Song mood: I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) by the Proclaimers.


I remember a few years ago a friend posted this video on how one needs to follow the beat of their own drum.  That is what I need to remember as I write my stories.  Sometimes I will write mystery.  Sometimes I will write sci-fi and sometimes I will write horror, albiet cozy horrors.


This week I will get to writing.  I’ll start with the mystery.  Then I may go back to sci-fi.


I read a sample of a book called Story Fix.  I had this idea, that maybe I would go back to some of the stories I wrote before, figure out how I can tweak them.  Then maybe I could actually self-publish five books next year by fixing up old manuscripts.  However, after reading the sample I realized that the book was a bunch of fluff and it wouldn’t teach me what I wanted to know.

The other thing is, I already know what I’m trying to learn.  The second draft of the last project I worked on is proof of that.  It may be that I’m just plain lazy.  The key is to learn what can be saved in writing and what you can discard.  Usually if I don’t know where to take the story, I give the character the power of Thor.


Since I haven’t figured out what to do for October poems, I may write about bones and catacombes.


So there is where I’m at.  I’ll get to writing.  And then go from there.

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