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6 September 2020

 Song mood: Love is Strange by Mickey & Sylvia.


I watched We Have Always Lived in the Castle.  An adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novella by the same name.  I thoroughly enjoyed that movie.  Merricat is a very interesting woman.  I haven’t read the book yet, but I will.  I’ve read The Haunting of Hill HouseWe Have Always was perfectly done.  Crispin Glover was phenomenal as Uncle Julian, who has the most interesting line in the whole movie.  The book, is a must read, which will go on my long list of books.  Lots of good actors.


I’m two thirds of the way through Death on the Nile.  I’m probably two thirds of the way through Broken Angels.


Next week, I’ll be able to wear my boots.  The weather will be nice.  Which is why I didn’t want to get a new pair of running shoes.  I can buy the running shoes in spring once it gets warm enough to go running again, if I ever go running again.  I may be content with walking.


Tomorrow will be another day, except that I don’t have to go to work tomorrow.


Tonight I will watch Inspector Morse.  Maybe I’ll do some writing but will probably read Agatha Christie.


What I need to do is the exercise where I copy paragraphs of authors that I like.  That way, I get more inspired to write and improve my writing at the same time.  But the drive to write is important.  Which is why a writer needs many writer’s partners and one main one.  Anyway.  That is me on a Sunday.

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