Skip to main content

28 June 2021

 Song mood: You Get What You Give by New Radicals.

I’m writing this post, to write something. So that the forces of darkness doesn’t win. So that the Karens don’t win. Well, they always win because they don’t actually live in objective reality. In their tiny little heads, they win because facts don’t matter. But anyway. Anyone who is willing fight a Karen for you, must really love you.

I’m switching between three different audio programs. One I’m listening to How to Write Best Selling Fiction by James Scott Bell, which is a recap of most of his how to writing books. Then I’m listening to the Audible podcast Marigold by Sara Gran. It’s about a ghost hunter who interviews a young woman about the haunted house she lives in. The young woman has a really bad attitude and so the podcast is rough to listen to. And thirdly, though I’m nearly finished is Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon. The first Maigret novel. It’s about this international criminal who passes through France and decides to kill people because he’s this rude thug from Russia.

I watched the complete series of Llamas with Hats by Jason Steele. It’s really off the wall weird, but the whole 12 episodes fitted in 18 minutes. It was about a llama who wears hats and kills people and makes meat dragons.

I’m reading through The Photography Storytelling Workshop by Finn Beales. To get ideas of what to do with my photography. I would like to get some people to work with me on my October poems. Someone with a background in make-up and some fake blood. Someone to bounce ideas off of to determine what the serial story should be about.

Tomorrow, my one task and goal is to do a half hour of brainstorming.

I have a long weekend coming up. I have from the second to sixth off. So I will need to come up with ideas for that. I think I will make a trip to Kansas City to go to an art museum for my August poems. But that will be a Friday/Saturday thing. Anyway. Things to do and places to see. Hopefully by that time, my writing will pick up and I will make progress on the mystery novel.


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