Skip to main content

11 March 2021

 Song mood: Inside Out by Eve 6.

Saturday morning, I will be at Lauritzen Gardens to see the Folklore exhibit again.  I think I may go to Louie M’s Burger Lust afterwards as I like to go to that restaurant when I’m in the area.

I’m making more progress on my mystery.  I’m doing the initial interviews that Inspector Trevor makes upon the murder scene.  The book will be in three parts.  Each part will be broken down by date.  Then the scenes will be labeled by numbers so that when the book is read the listener will know there is a new scene.  Like when there is a couple of interviews of suspects, they don’t bleed into each other.

I have fun with mystery, but at times I write a bit slower.

The serial fantasy story, I seem to be writing week by week.  I have fun writing that as well.  It’s a different kind of fun.

So far, I have increased the amount I write.  I have also increased the amount that I exercise.  My three main goals for exercise is to lose weight, have stronger core muscles and to build upper arm strength.

The theme for this month’s poems, if it is a theme, is the poems of Christina Rossetti.  I read her poems and then write some based off the feeling I get from the poem.  I loved reading her Goblin Market in my Victorian Literature class in college.

From what I read on my newsfeed, it seems that the vaccine will be available soon to the general public.  I can’t wait to get my shots.  As for COVID, I think of it like the flu, a very deadly flu, but still like the flu.  Everyone will get it at some point in their lives.  That is why we get vaccinated, so that when we do get it, it won’t be as bad.  Other likenesses to the flu is that it mutates and it’s impossible to know the exact point of origin or where you got it from.

At any rate, it will be nice to go to conferences and conventions again.  I certainly would like to go a Doctor Who convention again.

You don’t see Georgia Tennant (daughter of the Fifth Doctor) as much on social media, well not after the last kid she gave birth to.  I liked her feeds Instagram a lot.  She is an interesting woman.  In an interview, her husband David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) said the thought the idea of dating the daughter of man who played the Fifth Doctor was silly, not to mention their age difference.  But she was persistent.  She stalked him in every way she could and arranged gatherings so he would have to attend.  So that their paths would cross again and again.  Until eventually they dated and got married.  And they seem very happy with each other.  So the moral of the story is, if you want to be happy, you have to be persistant.

So being persistant in writing is the key to success.  It is something that I will aim to do.


Popular posts from this blog

18 November 2020

Song mood: Mysterious Ways by U2. Currently I’m listening to The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan.  I’ve listened to a couple of novellas that she wrote where her detective Cormac Reilly briefly shows up in and liked them.  This is the first book with her star detective.  Between McTiernan and Trevor on who writes better suspense, I would say hands down McTiernan.   A person who writes mysteries as a genre follow a set of conventions so that the reader isn’t in a state of confusion.  One great example is putting dates before each section or series of sections.  Literary writers don’t follow conventions and the confusion at times come from the writing.  Where I say, let the characters mislead the reader not the writing itself. I am enjoying The Ruin .  It’s nice to get back to a solid mystery. I continue to walk at the lake.  Although, it’s a modified path where I get around 2.5 miles instead 4 miles.  I still need to figure out what to do for exercise in the winter.  I want to get a rowing m

30 August 2020

  Song mood: In Too Deep by Genesis. It’s been an Inspector Morse weekend.  I’m halfway through the original series.  I think I came upon an understanding.  If the show follows the book closely, it will say based on the book.  After the second season, the shows stopped following the books closely and then it says based off the characters.  Some of them say based off an idea by the author, which would indicate that the author collaborated with the producers for the screenplay. The other thing that I realized is that if they are going to follow the series, Chief Inspector Thursday won’t be in the new show for much longer.  Which this last season hinted at. I expect to work on my own mystery this week.  It happens in Sandy, England.  My Inspector Trevor is surnamed after the Irish author, William Trevor.   Trevor is one of the biggest names in literature.  Or he was when I attended college for Creative Writing.  I’ve read a few of his short stories.  I think I should listen to a fe

12 July 2020

Song mood: Zoo Station by U2.  Although I’m not sure I’m ready for anything. Goal for the week is to finish the second draft.  Then to both start the next book and to edit.  A tool that I picked up from one of my writer friends is .  Kind of like a thesaurus but possibly better. I still haven’t figured out what I am doing for August poems.  So far the museums are not opening up.  The only one I found that was openning next week was in Hastings, NE.  And that one is a science museum.  What I need is someone who is good as a writing exercise list generator.  Or someone who could come up with a writing exercise task.  Who could come up with an easy to do poetry theme for a month.  I need a writing partner.  Well, I need a partner.  A partner in crime possibly? I still haven’t figured out my camera.  I’m still behind on French.  I want to be ready by the next time I go. I still haven’t figured out a lot of things.  I will go back to the small portions mult