Skip to main content

3 September 2020

 Song mood: Everyone Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears.  I would love to see them in concert, if they still do that sort of thing.


So the long weekend is coming up and I don’t know what to do.  Except that I have my Passport Nebraska brochure.  I foresee a trip to Ashland.  I should get some writing done.  We’ll see.


My copy of Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones arrived in the mail.  Currently I’m reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.  Seventy pages in and I’m trying to work out who will be murdered.  There’s one obvious character: the rich socialite who is played by Gail Godot in the movie that comes out next month.  When I finish that I will go on to the book that arrived.

Currently I’m listening to Broken Angels by Richard Morgan.


Tonight, I came to the conclusion that I need a writing partner.  Someone whom I can bounce ideas off of and someone who can suggest a poem to write.  Instead I look at some poems on twitter and IG.  But then how do you ask someone who is busier than you if they would like to hang out?  Anyway.


I bounced some ideas off of my photographer friend.  I’ve done some research and found there are no detectives in Bedfordshire.  It’s too small and they work with the surrounding counties like Cambridgeshire.  My question for today was do I want to go with a mob or with a spy ring?

I decided that Trevor’s wife will be named Amanda after my favorite character Amanda Kendall in the Grantchester books.  Amanda will be from the upper middle class where Trevor will be from the lower middle class.  I want her status to be higher than his but not so high that she’s unattainable for him.  Most of police in novels have a genuine disdain for the upper class because the policemen have to work their way up.


So the past week I have been working on not taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen every time I have a minor ache or pain.  I read somewhere that if you take too many over the counter pain killers, you can get headaches.  Which ironically is the reason why I take Tylenol.  The headaches aren’t so bad, just rather dull.  The joint pain hasn’t been so excruciating that I need to take ibuprofen or Tylenol.  It’s just the pain is rather annoying.


At some point I will have to talk with a doctor about the tinnitus I’m having.  I’ve had tinnitus for the last several years.  That gets annoying after a while as well.  Which is why I may learn ASL.


I think I may go to a museum or two.  It’s on my NE passport.  I think that the change will do me some good.  The Tree Adventure at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City looks interesting.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

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 it got pushed…

my first and only read of The Deathly Hallows

When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out, I lived in Korea.  There is a fourteen hour time difference between Seoul and Omaha.  I went to the book store on the day it was released, like when the book store opened and bought my copy.  I started to read it on the bus ride home.  When I got to my apartment, I read it that day plus the day after.  I was determined to be the first in my family to have finished the book.  I ordered take out from the restaurant on the first floor of my apartment building and snacked on stuff I already had.  The book came out on a Saturday, which is unusual because books are normally released on a Tuesday.  I had no contact with the rest of the world, well accept for when I skyped my mother on our weekly calls.  I read the 700+ page book in two days.  And that was all I did that weekend.  When I finished book, I couldn't actually see that well, like everything was a blur for the two days that followed.  It was the last time I read a large book w…

The Stone of Destiny

The other movie I watched this weekend was also a biopic: The Stone of Destiny.  It was about four Scottish college students who went to Westminster Abby and stole a six hundred pound stone, which was a Scottish treasure.  I enjoyed it.  A bunch of Scottish students banding together to steal a national treasure back from the English. The movie was based off of a book, the writer was the leader of this little band.  After the events of the book, he went on to become a lawyer.  They pull off the heist and a few months later they returned the stone.  All involved were accused of stealing the stone, but never charged.  England was worried that if they charged the students with the theft of the stone, there would be riots by the Scottish and so dropped the charges.