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25 November 2020

 Song mood: Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.

I’m not sure what story I’m writing.  Although I am editing the novella that I wrote this year.  Initial process is to run the sections through my editing software.  Then pasting the sections into the word document that is formated for print.  So I can see first hand how it will look like.  I thought I put all sections in the order I wanted but found one out of sequence.  Upon reading I may find it was in the right sequence.  

My idea or current philosophy on editing is I will read it and correct  it until it reads like a story I want to read.  Currently the title is ‘The Castle of the Dark Prince.’  My current realization is that I write things and find excuses not to do anything further, not to edit, not to seek publication or self-publication because it’s not good enough.  So I need to work with these projects and get them as good as I can get them, self-publish, and move on to the next project.  The idea is to get as many stories written as I can.

Tomorrow, all my ebooks will be free on Amazon for five days.

I’m currently listening to A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré.  It took me about three and half hours to surpass where I had left off on visually reading it.  I’m thoroughly enjoying it.  Inspector Mendel has a few more lines than he usually does in a Le Carré novel.

I’m currently reading Last Stand in Lychford by Paul Cornell in ebook format.  The fifth and final book of the series.  At some point I will buy the print book so that I have the complete set.  He wrote a previous series called the Shadow Police series, which has a few of the same motifs.  So I foresee myself listening or reading that series in the future.  He was actually working on finishing that series when the Lychford series took off.

Today is the twenty-fifth day without shaving, and my beard was itchy for a bit and then I was fine.  I haven’t decided if I will try another month or two without shaving so that I can have a full beard or not.  I have never been able to grow out a beard before.

So tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I am making guacamole.

I need to decide what I’m going to do for winter exercise.  I know I should buy a rowing machine to build my core muscles.

Tomorrow will be watching movies, spending time with family and reading the Lychford book when I get a chance.


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