Skip to main content

19 April 2021

Song mood: Fly by Sugar Ray.


I’ve been low energy for the past few days.  Yesterday everything tasted like pumpkin seeds, or bile.


Tonight I was able to get a file from my computer put on phone through dropbox.  However, I’m not yet able to get the changes I made on the phone to sync up on the Scrivener on the computer.  If anything I can export or import the file, which I can do after I made all the changes.  The file is the fantasy novella I wrote last year.  

I figure on some nights when I feel drained of energy, I can just edit.  Which is to say that I read every day anyway.  Editing is just reading and correcting the mistakes.  It’s a process, but this way I can do something even if it isn’t writing.  Though, the more I edit, the easier it will be to generate more ideas and is a task that needs to get done anyway.  I am in the process of refining my process of writing.

I’m also looking through stuff the I’ve written before that wasn’t bad that I can just polish and publish.  Like the Edgar story.  Edgar shows up in the third Milo de Ford book.  Edgar is my zombie bounty hunter.  He was made a into zombie by the Dark Prince.  Who, when I wrote the Edgar story was still a good guy and not a villan.


I haven’t done much of anything in the last couple of days.  My joints ache.  I have sharp pains on the sides of my ribcage.  Which is why I need to get back into learning Tai Chi.  I need to get back to my core workout, I need to get back to my arm workout.  I need to work on getting my strength back.


Christine Falls by Benjamine Black was an excellent book.  I just loved his descriptions.  The book was slightly different from the Gabriel Byrne film.  The scene were Quirke got beat up was a wonderful scene.  It was actually the memory of when he got beat up and Quirke interjects his thoughts about what happened in the memory.  The way the author handled the scene was just perfect.

I’m not sure what I’ll listen to next.  Hopefully the weather is nicer tomorrow and I can go for my walk.


At the moment, I just need to regroup.  Work on my process.  Continue learning.

Comments

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

Anticipated Books of 2021

For me, the two most anticipated books are both by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.  The first one is Certain Dark Things to be released 7 September and the second is Velvet is the Night to be released 17 August.  Both are after my birthday so they can’t be my birthday book.  Which is too bad.  Garcia proved she could very write well with Mexican Gothic .  I’m inclined to believe she is the best writer out there. Currently I’m listening to Untamed Shores , Garcia’s thriller that was released last year.  It is similar to Mexican Gothic except without the elements of horror. Speaking of the birthday book, I finally chose the one.  And this time there will be no hiccups.  This year’s birthday book will be: The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory.  The book is set to be released on 18 May.  Three months before my birthday and if the book is to be pushed out, I think it would about a month or so.  It’s a murder mystery that involves a boy band formed by the animal people from The Island of Doctor